Scuba Diving Magazine Features Belize

[Linked Image] "This friendly Central American country's wide variety of diving makes it a perennial hot spot," states travel writer, Bronwen Dickey as he describes Belize in a 3-page spread in the October 2009 edition of Scuba Diving magazine.

This diving magazine boasts a circulation of 185,000 and publishes travel features, training, and instructional articles on diving and gear reviews of scuba equipment. The magazine is published 11 times a year and their first issue was published in June 1992.

The article showcased the Belize Barrier Reef and stated that Belize's marine diversity makes it the perfect playground for divers. It also focused on topside attractions like ancient Maya sites, bird and wildlife viewing and rainforest adventures and highlighted Belize as a distinct destination that should be on every diver's list.

The article also made mention of many of Belize's natural attractions; namely the Hol Chan cut, Esmeralda, The Blue Hole, The Aquarium, Half-Moon Caye Wall, The Elbow, Front Porch - a site best for finding white-spotted toadfish, The Black Hole and Lime Caye Wall - a nesting site for hawksbill turtles in May and June. The author also shared with readers a "Need to Know" fact sheet that included travel tips, local operators, dive conditions, and when to go just to name a few.

"Editorial coverage of Belize in specialized markets such as diving continues to be key," comments Tourism Director, Tracy Panton. "The dive market is one of Belize's forte as a destination as the majority of visitors repeatedly note that the marine attractions are considered major deciding factors in selecting Belize as their preferred destination."

Scuba Diving is the magazine divers trust for objective gear reviews, cutting-edge scuba training articles, underwater photography and video tips and unbiased dive travel information. The magazine was established in 1992 and today has a circulation of 184,274. It is geared toward scuba divers of all skill levels and also includes adventure travel features, ocean-related environmental and science news and profiles and reviews of dive equipment and literature.

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