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Eagle Ray Canyons - Belize

Eagle Ray Canyons is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located at San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize. This dive site has an average rating of 4.25 out of 5 from 4 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 51-60ft/16-18m. The average visibility is 91-100ft/28-30m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

Depth range 45-110ft Eagle Ray Canyons is located just outside of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. You can find schools of Eagle Rays gliding through the canyons especially in the months of March-May. The canyon is part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The canyon is formed by Stag Horn and Elk Horn corals and is a very delicate balanced area, with a lot of Eagle Rays and a wide variety of marine life. The dive can be made either as a drift or as an anchor dive.

This site is known for regular sightings of spotted Eagle Rays. I dove this spot with some friends from Rodale’s Eagle Ray Canyons Ambergris Cayes #1 Dive Magazine. Steve, one of the dive masters, was guiding the dive and during his briefing guaranteed that we were going to see Eagle Rays, and was quite adamant about it. I asked him if he was sure because we now had some excited divers aboard who were expecting to see Eagle Rays and they would be disappointed if they didn’t. Steve assured me and down we went, sure enough after 15 minutes we saw our first 3 Eagle Rays, 5 minutes later we saw an additional 5 a lot closer this time. In addition to the Eagle Rays, lots of coral formations, spur and groove formation and the usual congregation of juveniles. This is a Marine Reserve so nothing may be touched or taken, we ask that you are careful with your fins and avoid accidentally touching the reef. Experience required: Novice/Intermediate Depth: 60-80ft

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