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Turneffe Flats

About Turneffe Flats

Turneffe Flats is located on the atoll by its name in the Belize Cayes off the coast of Belize. The scuba diving lodge now has 16 air conditioned spacious rooms and four choices of accommodations to choose from: Beach Cabanas, Reef Villa, Garden Villa, and Pelican Villa. You can't help but love the view of the "Home Flat" reef. Enjoy our blob article; How do You Top the Worlds Greatest Blue Hole Dive?

Turneffe Flats Diving

The lodge uses three boats for scuba diving 2-3 dives a day. The 42ft boat carries 8 divers, the 48ft can take 10 divers, and the 29ft long boat takes out 3 or fewer divers. The big boats routinely go out to Light House Reef, 65 dive sites around Turneffe Atoll, and then 13 miles over to The Great Blue Hole. Some of the other dive sites include Half Moon Wall, Aquarium, and The Elbow. Close to Turneffe Flats, dolphins like to swim in the South Lagoon.  Lindsey's Back is a good site to encounter white toadfish. Nurse sharks and groupers are found at Gailes Point. Local wrecks include the Sayonara and HMS Advice. Oh, and don't forget a big flashlight for night dives. At Turneffe Flats they have some rental gear, but bring at least a 3mm wetsuit along with your basic gear.

Attractions and Activities

After a day of diving you may wish to view the mahogany bar at the main lodge. This is next to the dining area where breakfast, Lunch and dinner are served too. For dinner there is soup or salad, a choice of fresh seafood, or other entrees, and followed by a delicious desert. When not eating or diving at Turneffe Flats, you can go snorkeling, kayaking, or visit Mayan ruins on the mainland. You also might wish to relax in a lounge chair by the pool or have a message. You can also sign up for a Belizean cooking class. Now since this is a world famous fishing lodge, you might want to try your hand at catching and releasing a bonefish or tarpon. You can either wade in the water, or go out on 16ft Dolphin Superskiffs.

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