Tierney Thys, National Geographic Expedition Leader Visits Blackbird Caye

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Come join our Belize Island Resort for an epic Belize Vacation Package! Guests from across the globe rave about our luxurious accommodations and marvel at our Ocean wonders! Learn more about the area as explained by Tierney Thys, National Geographic Expedition Leader, Marine Biologist and Filmmaker. The National Geographic Expedition groups travel to the ends […]

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EPIC EXCURSIONS: The Great Blue Hole, what can you expect?

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In 1971 Jacques Cousteau, a famous undersea explorer, dubbed the Blue Hole as one of the world’s top ten scuba diving sites — this was for a reason, because it offers some of the most spectacular underwater wildlife and fauna on this planet. Check out these quotes from Trip advisor: One of the world’s top […]

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EPIC EXCURSIONS: Lighthouse Reef

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Lighthouse Reef  — a small atoll 70km from mainland — hosts many dive sites but perhaps the most awe-inspiring in the famous Blue Hole: a collapsed cave risen from the ocean’s floor, leaving a deep geological mystery bursting with aquatic wildlife. A geological mystery Other sites include Silver Caves. Long Caye Wall, Coral Gardens and […]

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CREATURE FEATURE: American Crocodile

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5 things we can do to help the endangered American Crocodile. The American Crocodile was officially discovered and documented in 1807 and named Crocodylus acutus. However, many thought the species to be an alligator — after much deliberation it was finally categorized as a crocodile 1822. Off the endangered species list Although the American Crocodile […]

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EPIC EXCURSIONS: Half Moon Caye Natural Monument

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Halfmoon Caye Natural Monument is an island within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll system, 13 miles (20 km) east of Turneffe Atoll and therefore incredibly isolated. The most diverse atoll Before reaching Halfmoon Caye, Blackbird guests will be able to experience the wonders of Turneffe Atoll — the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the […]

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TURNEFFE ATOLL SYSTEM: 5 Facts

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5 interesting facts about Turneffe Atoll system. The largest atoll in Belize The Turneffe Atoll is located just over 24 miles (39 km) east of Belize City and is surrounded by intensely coloured waters, which glisten vivid blue, green and turquoise. An atoll is a ring-shaped reef, island or chain of islands formed of coral. […]

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How’s the service?

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The diving is good, how is the service, the staff? Past guests of Blackbird Caye Resort are always willing to write about their experiences with us. Check out TripAdvisor — for our reviews. Below are a few about our attentive, gracious and charismatic staff: “Staff was terrific. Chris and Joe on the snorkel trips were […]

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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: “Sea and respect”

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“Sea” and respect … Turneffe’s multiple-use reserve helps protect a globally important coral reef ecosystem “Sea” and Respect…Turneffe’s multiple-use reserve helps protect a globally important coral ecosystem < Millions of organisms In 2012, with the supervision and financial support of multiple non-profit organizations, the Turneffe Atoll System was declared a multiple-use marine reserve.  This was […]

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CREATURE FEATURE: Manatees

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< The world’s largest Manatee population The Meso-America Reef System is home to one of the world’s largest populations of manatees — estimated to number anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500! The population thrive in and around Turneffe Atoll, which is approximately 30 miles (38 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide — it is […]

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EPIC EXCURSIONS: The Aquarium

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The Aquarium dive site is located within the Lighthouse Atoll and lives true to its name: the area is bursting with aquatic life with an abundance of schooling fish from School Master Snappers, Creole Wrasse, Queen Angelfish, Banded Butterflyfish and Honeycomb Trunkfish. Blackbird will transport guests Renowned for its crystal clear waters — with visibility […]

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TURNEFFE ATOLL SYSTEM: Bucket List

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7 Reasons why Turneffe should be on your bucket list. Over 60 species of birds The Turneffe Atoll System is the largest atoll in the Caribbean. That statement alone should be reason enough for you to put it on your bucket list of things to do when scuba diving in Belize. What are 6 other […]

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MESO-AMERICA REEF SYSTEM (MARS): Little Cousin

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The Great Barrier Reef’s little cousin, differences and similarities between the two. Over 2,900 individual reefs The Mesoamerican Reef region lies within the Caribbean Sea and spans the coasts of Mexico, Belize Guatamala and Honduras. It is the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, stretching almost 700 miles (1125 km) from the northern point […]

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EPIC EXCURSIONS: The Elbow

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The largest and most diverse atoll Located at the southernmost point of Turneffe Atoll, The Elbow is regarded by many as one of the most diverse and exciting diving spots in the region. Turneffe Atoll — the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the western hemisphere — supports a wide range of diverse aquatic […]

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Diving at Blackbird

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Is the diving really that good at Blackbird? “The best vacation we ever had” For those of you locked up in your office today, here is something to brighten your spirits, consider a trip the ecologically stunning turneffe atoll, the home of Blackbird Caye Resort. Thinking about booking a holiday with Blackbird Caye Resort? Look […]

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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: Blue Hole from space

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Did you know you can see the Blue Hole from space? 5 facts on how this extraordinary geological anomaly was formed. The Blue Hole is an incredible natural phenomenon and hosts an unparalleled array of fish and coral species. Viewable from space, the structure glows vividly like a turquoise pupil standing alone in the ocean. […]

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CREATURE FEATURE: Barracuda … more than just a catchy 70s tune

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“You lying so low in the weeds, I bet you gonna ambush me.” — as sung by Heart in the 70s hit “Barracuda.” And this is exactly how barracuda’s hunt for their prey, using stealth and speed. Barracudas are long, lean hunting machines with sleek bodies that allow them to slice through the water at […]

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EPIC EXCURSIONS: Blue Hole (Lighthouse Reef Atoll)

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Blackbird offers one of the most exciting dive excursions in the world – the famous Blue Hole Adventure Day. Departing every Tuesday, this visually stunning – below and above the water – adventure takes dive adventurers to some of the most spectacular underwater destinations on the planet: The Blue Hole, Half Moon Wall and The […]

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TURNEFFE ATOLL SYSTEM: What makes it so important?

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Turneffe Atoll is located just over 24 miles (38 km) east of Belize City and is surrounded by intensely coloured waters, which glisten vivid blue, green and turquoise. An atoll is a ring-shaped reef, island or chain of islands formed of coral. At approximately 30 miles (38 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide […]

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MESO-AMERICA REEF SYSTEM (MARS): What it is and why it is important it is looked after

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Often referred to as the “Jewel of the Caribbean”, the Mesoamerican Reef is a rich tapestry of bold corals, mangrove forests, coastal wetlands and diverse marine life. And while the reefs have endured all nature has to throw their way, including seasonal hurricanes and other natural disasters, the system is not so well equipped to […]

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For those of you who want to get away, but just can’t leave your homes…

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For those of you who want to get away, but just can’t leave your homes… How can your peaceful morning, incredible sunrise, and beautiful beaches get any better? For many the answer may be to get away but still enjoy the comfort of being at home. Now Blackbird has a new neighbor that you are […]

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