Diving the Turneffe Atoll

The Turneffe Atoll is the largest and most biodiverse of the three islands. It has over 200 tiny cayes covered in mangroves, with big areas of lagoons and flats that allow for a dense fish population. A must-visit dive site is The Elbow, with swift currents that bring large pelagic fish. Also, go diving in The Aquarium, which takes its name because you will feel you are swimming inside an aquarium, with clear water and numerous reef fish. You can’t miss diving in Triple Anchors, where you’ll find beautiful coral formations and scattered remains of an 18th-century vessel.

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Wildlife in Turneffe Atoll
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Wildlife in Turneffe Atoll
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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