Snorkeling & Diving

explore the belize barrier reef

Copal Tree Lodge’s guided reef snorkeling tours take guests to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world, to spot a wide range of aquatic species including sea fans, coral, colorful tropical fish, seahorses, rays, eels and turtles.

Divers looking specifically for an encounter with whale sharks should plan their visit between March and June when the gentle giants are just off the coast.  These activities are offered to all Copal Tree Lodge guests and require advance reservations. Please enquire directly with the Lodge regarding equipment, services and dive sites.

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Snorkel with the Chef

Copal Tree Lodge, formerly Belcampo Belize, has a delicious new adventure you don’t want to miss. This guided day cruise to the Gulf of Honduras takes place on our quiet, comfy river boat with seating for 8. We’ll start from the dock in the morning and proceed down the river to one of our local Cayes, where you’ll enjoy snorkeling in the warm, clear Caribbean Sea. You’ll see an impressive array of sea life and coral while the crew dives for conch, lobster, crab and possibly lionfish, an invasive species we eradicate by eating!

Our shaded river cruiser is outfitted with tables and benches, and easy access steps into the water, so you can spend as much time onboard, in the sun, or in the water as you wish. After snorkeling, your onboard barman will mix you a tropical drink or offer you a cold Belikin beer or glass of crisp white wine. Toast to the good life while one of our talented cooks prepares an incredible lunch featuring the catch of the day. Tour includes marine reserve park fees, fins and snorkels, lunch and all beverages. 

Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday and Thursday.

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Snorkeling - Half Day

Our snorkeling and reef tour takes guests to the southern end of the Belize Barrier Reef to see a variety of aquatic species including sea fans, coral, colorful tropical fish, seahorses, rays, eels and turtles. This tour will take about 3-4 hours. Price includes water only. Other beverages are at an additional cost. Children 12 & under are half price.

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Two Tank Dive

Copal Tree Lodge offers divers access to numerous sites, including the Belize Barrier Reef. PADI certified instructors and divemasters provide services suitable for beginners to experts. Price includes a two tank dive, all dive equipment, lunch and water. Other beverages are at an additional cost.

Open only to certified divers.