Photograph by by Marius Jovai�a, author of Heavenly Belize
Half Moon Caye is located at the southwest corner of Lighthouse Reef Atoll and just this week was selected as a top dive site by Jacksonville Business Journal, a popular business website in the United States.
Kristina Fazzalro, the writer who put together the article entitled "10 Best Dive Sites in North America" described the Caye as follows: Half Moon Caye in Belize offers divers the chance to go on a wall dive-a dive in which the vertical facades of the earth's landmasses are explored. The depths at Half Moon Caye (and really at any wall dive) are tremendous, giving you the very correct feeling that you are staring into an abyss. The waters at Half Moon Caye are particularly clear, despite the depth, so you will be able to see all manner of wildlife, including loggerhead turtles, rays, barracuda, and eels.
Of course we agree with Fazzalro's description on Half Moon Caye and we also have 8 great reasons why we believe this beautiful gem is an amazing Caye in the country. Here are our 8 reasons:
REASON # 1 the fact that the water in Half Moon Caye is ridiculously crystal clear
REASON#2 the fact that the area is diversely populated with abundant marine life like groupers, snappers, hogfish, stingrays, and sand eels and all of these beautiful and colorful creatures are protected under Belize Law
REASON#3 the fact that the spectacular coral growth makes it the ultimate destination for snorkeling and diving in Belize
REASON#4 the fact that Half Moon Caye is a historical national park and protected area
REASON#5 the fact that the Caye supports the only viable breeding for the Red-footed Booby colony in the western Caribbean.
REASON#6 the fact that the Island Leaf-toed Gecko, also known as the Belize Atoll Gecko, is endemic to Belize, meaning it is found nowhere else in the world.
REASON#7 the fact that its beaches are clean and gorgeous
REASON#8 the fact that it is crescent- shaped and is divided into two ecosystems: on the western side it has dense vegetation with rich fertile soil and on the eastern section it sustains coconut palms and other vegetation.