Great Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef Atoll

#3 of 33 in Nature in Belize
Jacques Cousteau declared Great Blue Hole as one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world, offering spectacular views from both underwater and in the air. This vast submarine sink hole measures over 300 m (984 ft) across and 124 m (407 ft) deep. Divers can examine the enormous limestone stalactites and meet a variety of aquatic inhabitants, including Caribbean reef sharks dwelling in the depths. From dry land, witness a stunning bird's eye view of the hole from one of the scenic flight tours. Using our custom trip planner, Lighthouse Reef Atoll attractions like Great Blue Hole can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A plane ride with Tropic Air from Belize City. The flight lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes, we were only 3 plus the pilot, excellent visibility! We paid €244 per person. It's a little cheaper since Caye Caulker, reduced to 175 if full plane. We fly over the reefs on the edge of the city, then 3 towers above the Blue Hole, it's fantastic !!! The colors are splendid, even if it is an activity that is expensive, we see it really well, unlike the boat where we are above without recoil. Only downside: we did not have a helmet to talk or protect the ears, think about taking earballs!
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  • Like so many other reviewers, the Blue Hole dive itself is an artificial disappointing exercise. Slow descent to 130 feet, 8 minutes of bottoms time, slow ascent to 60 feet for a couple of minutes fol...  more »
  • Grandpa's Garage Studio 7 suggests to get over here and get healthy. Swim in there at your own risk. Due to currents you may get sucked in, best is to stay outside the center and stay together. This is formed when giants were stuck in the mud and could not move, this was a giant animal, no doubt. Our stones, earth and geology are all formed by mud and turned into stone, gems and are all fossils.
  • If you like diving and want to embark on a adventure, this is the place to go. I highly recommend it! It's far offshore so it'll probably take a full day. It's a deep dive in which you will go through layers of sediments and dive into the dark where a few sleepy sharks can be spotted. Once at the max dive depth, you'll see giant stalactites from the time this was a cave. It was a very special experience and unique dive. 👍
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