glovers reef basecamp - soutwest caye, glovers reef belize

Welcome to Glovers Reef basecamp!

Explore the amazing underwater world of Glovers Reef from our comfortable safari-style camp on the furthest reaches of the Belize reef system, on world famous Glovers Reef Atoll. This low impact facility is designed to be comfortable, but to have a minimal impact to this tropical island-treasure. The camp is powered mainly by solar and wind generated electricty, and precautions are taken to preserve the lens of fresh water on the island. Our amazing staff will teach you the wonders of sea kayaking and snorkeling, while our resident marine biologist will teach you about the surrounding marine ecology. Our island chefs will prepare deliciously fresh meals and take care of any of your special needs.

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Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize

One of 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.

glovers basecamp on southwest caye belize central america

An elliptical 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!

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