Snorkeling Little Water Caye – Low Visibility but Lots of Fish
Snorkeling Little Water Caye was a nice experience. This was the last spot that we hit on our week long catamaran sailing trip snorkeling the Belize barrier reef.
Snorkeling there was good because of a healthy patch reef system that had lots of nice corals, sponges, and alga. And it also had more fish than some of the other locations we had visited in Belize.
The depths were a nice range, from only six feet down to about 20 on the sides of the patch.
The main drawback of Little Water Caye was that the visibility was fairly poor. This was due in part to some windy and wavy conditions that day. But it is also because Little Water Caye is a little bit farther inside the barrier reef and starts to suffer from the fresh water mix coming in from the rainy mainland mountains in southern Belize.
What We Saw While Snorkeling Little Water Caye
This was a nice reef with both fish and hard and soft corals to see. In the picture below you can see a nice variety of hard corals and some soft, and you can also see two French Angelfish and a Gray Angelfish together.
Blurry Fish, Rotten Colors, Garbage Pictures
That does not look like what I saw! See our snorkeling camera pages for tips on selecting a good snorkeling camera, and how to use it for great pictures.
This is one of the few locations in Belize that we saw the beautiful Queen Angelfish. Check out images below of some more of the fish we saw while snorkeling Little Water Caye; a juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish, and a Barred Hamlet.