Visit Turneffe

A captivating marine wilderness

Supporting wildlife conservation, sustainable ecotourism, and community livelihoods.


Turneffe Atoll is a Marine Protected Area in Belize that offers the best scuba diving, the best flyfishing, and other remarkable marine experiences both above and below the waves. Thanks to far-sighted management, this unique coral ecosystem remains pristine, and is one of the best places in the Caribbean to escape the crowds, and encounter remarkable marine wildlife.

A Marine Protected Area of regional and global importance


We can only appreciate and protect what we can understand, and as a visitor to the Turneffe Atoll, we’d like to give you the opportunity to learn about this extraordinary ecosystem, its wildlife, why we need to save it, and how you can help.


Protection and managing the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve is a team effort, a collaboration between the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association, our partners and our visitors. Find our more about our community of sea’tizens who are passionate about exploring and protecting our oceans and its wildlife. 

Support a sustainable model for both wildlife and local communities

When you donate to the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve, you can be certain that you are making a real contribution to the conservation of this very special ecosystem. That’s because 100% of your donation will go to support the work of TASA – the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association.

You can have a lasting, positive impact

Humans are failing the world’s oceans and, in the process, we’re making life harder for the creatures that live in them and the people who depend on them. Without urgent action, we risk losing one of our most precious resources – the coral reefs that protect and support communities of marine life and humans.

We believe that Marine Protected Areas are the best way to give oceans a break, without excluding people from the equation. Well-managed MPAs provide opportunities for responsible travel and sustainable harvesting as part of the blue economy. When you make mindful choices about your travel destinations, you can have a lasting, positive impact.

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