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UNESCO World Heritage Site #3 – Belize Barrier Reef

click photo to enlargeBelize Barrier Reef

The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, behind the the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. While sailing down the coast of Belize this past summer my friends and I were able to do quite a bit of snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef. I snapped this picture of my friends snorkeling over the reef from our sailboat at one of our many stops. You can read the official description from the World Heritage website here.

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  1. greg urbano

    i learned something from this post, i had no idea belize had the second largest reef!

    1. Matt

      Yea, it really is a beautiful place. I had no idea the reef was that large either until I visited.

  2. Amy

    Beautiful picture. Makes me want to jump in!

  3. jade

    ahh, belize! Can’t wait to return- such a fantastic area!

  4. robin

    News to me, that Belize had a reef so big. Thanks!

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