South Water Caye Marine Reserve is to the northeast of Placencia. This stretch of the barrier reef has places that feature an incredible ridge along the top of the plunging wall, with a huge, deep sand channel running parallel to the ridge.
This area is home to numerous spotted eagle rays and large southern sting rays. Schools of snapper and spade fish circle the top of the ridge, passing over a colorful perfusion of hard and soft corals, and where you can sometimes see a shimmering veil of silversides moving in unison around protective holes in the reef wall.
There are so many sites in this reserve, and along this long stretch of the barrier reef, that it definitely requires more than one visit to understand the scope of the area.
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