Ocean Brain
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Stretching for almost 300 kilometers (190 miles), the reef is home to hundreds species of fish, lobster, octopus, corals and many other sea creatures. It is its unbelievable beauty and biological diversity that made the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, this is the largest barrier reef in the world and it is the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

Unfortunately, the reef is threatened to disappear because of oceanic pollution, uncontrolled tourism, global warming and hurricanes. Scientist affirmed that since 1998, 40% of Belize's coral reef has been damaged.

Diving the Belize Barrier Reef is an unforgettable experience, so why not experience it while you still can.

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