Franko's fish cards are stiff, laminated plastic, with a hole for a lanyard. Take it snorkeling or scuba diving with you! Size of Fish Cards: 5.5" x 8.5"
FM-FISHBELIZE (Laminated $5.99)
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Tucked below southeastern Mexican border on the shores of the Mexican peninsula just east of Guatemala is the independent commonwealth realm of Belize (it used to be part of the British Empire, and Queen Elizabeth II is considered head of state). It is a haven for eco-travelers, scuba divers and snorkelers who love the Caribbean Sea and a treasure for those who enjoy indigenous cultural history.
The wide shelf known as the Inner (Main) Channel that extends off Belize’s eastern coastline, along with the atolls, cayes, reefs and lagoons farther offshore make Belize an idyllic place to explore marine life.
You can find hawksbill and green sea turtles, rays, and an exciting assortment of tropical fish: groupers, wrasse, parrotfish, triggerfish, cowfish, snapper, trunkfish, angelfish, grunt, eel, flounder, tilefish, goatfish, and many, many more – including nurse sharks and octopus. The colorful coral along with underwater caves and reefs attract scuba divers all year round.
The Turneffe Atoll, the Lighthouse Atoll, and Glover’s Atoll are all within a day’s boat ride and mark the outermost locations for scuba adventures. Lighthouse Atoll is home to The Great Blue Hole, a world famous sink hole that is 1,000 feet wide and over 400 feet deep. Diving points like Manta Wall, Eagle Ray Wall and Hogfish Cut on Lighthouse, and Groupers Point and Parrotfish Falls on Glover’s Atoll attest to the variety and abundance of fish and reef creatures to be spotted in these waters.
Scores of cayes, the most of famous of which is the Ambergris Caye dot the inner channel, and sandy strips like Caye Caulker can be the perfect launch point for snorkelers – or the perfect beach respite if you want to get away from it all.
For a change, don a headlight and snorkel at night to spot squid, octopus, lobster and crabs.
On land, the capital is Belmopan and the largest city is Belize City.