Snapper: many varieties, including: Gray, Dog, Mahogany, and Yellowtail
Parrotfish: Stoplight (pictured below), Rainbow and Queen
Grouper: Nassau and Black
Angel fish: Gray, French and Queen
Green moray eel and Spotted moray eel
On the Belize reef you will also see Barracuda, Snook, Squirrelfish, Wrasse, Horse-eye jacks, Belize permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, Fairy Basslet, Spotted eagle ray, and Stingrays. (We also have a beautiful, but invasive species named the Lion fish. We removed over 1,000 from the reef in October 2016 during our Lion Fish Dive Tournament).
Pictured above: Resort Manager Barry spears a lionfish on a dive near St. George's Caye
Our warm Caribbean waters also have Squid, Conch, Octopus (more often seen on Night Dives!), Dolphins, and the ever-popular Green sea turtles and Hawksbill turtles (so cute!!).
Pictured above: Snorkel guide and sea turtle near Hol Chan Marine Reserve
In the waters of Belize, you can also see a variety of Jellyfish, Blue Tang, Lobster (if you enjoy eating lobster, the season is mid-June to mid-February), and a variety of coral: Stag Horn coral, Brain coral, Elk Horn coral, plus many more.
Want to know more? Here's a fantastic website with "dive reports" on the fish species seen while diving in Belize.
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