Laughing Bird Caye, Belize
Here is what to expect if snorkeling and scuba diving off the small islands around Placencia Belize. Laughing Bird Caye is supposed to be one of the more beautiful places to snorkel. Takes about 45 min to boat to the island from Placencia in fairly smooth waters. The waters are deep green colors and teeming with fish, coral and other sea life. The scuba divers saw large manta rays and one local barracuda swims by regularly while snorkling. Some areas of the island are off limits for breeding grounds for the local bird life that seem tolerant of our company. In fact, they get downright friendly when you swim in their bait ball. The barrier reef where the great scuba diving occurs is another hour+ by boat. The island has shade, shelter and facilities. The dive shop provides food for lunch. Overall, a great experience.