Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize
three atolls offshore of Belize, the waters of Glover's Reef are renowned
for their remarkable clarity and the profusion of marine life. Glover's Reef Atoll was named after the 17th century pirate, John Glover,
who used the area as a base from which to raid Spanish merchant ships
laden with riches plundered from the New World. Nowadays the attractions
found within the atoll are a number of islands which visitors can explore marine life, and a great place for sea kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
shaped reef (20 miles long and 7 miles wide) located almost 40 miles
offshore of the Belize mainland, Glover's Reef Atoll is thought to be
the richest marine environment in the entire Caribbean Sea. Within Glover's
Reef is a shallow lagoon with over 700 patch reefs, which is unsurpassed
for snorkeling and sea kayaking. Within a mile of the eastern edge of
the atoll the reef wall drops precipitously 2600 feet to the sea floor.
The interaction between the open waters of the Caribbean Sea and the
sheltered lagoon of the atoll results in diversity and abundance of
marine life which is unsurpassed for sea kayaking, snorkeling and scuba
diving. The reefs of Belize have long been known as the richest in the
Caribbean and Glovers is the best in Belize!