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Dean's Blue Hole

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Address: Clarence Town, Long Island
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Decent snorkelling around the edge - tropical fish.

We went for a swim and snorkel around Dean's Blue Hole. There is something ominous about swimming into the hole when you know it is so deep. Apparently elderly Bahamians will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Shelley M
Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a swim and snorkel around Dean's Blue Hole. There is something ominous about swimming into the hole when you know it is so deep. Apparently elderly Bahamians will not swim here because they think there is 'something' in the hole. Beautiful area. Don't forget to view the sobering monument to 3 women who drowned here - a... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Dean's blue hole was on my list of stuff I wanted to see in the Bahamas and it fulfilled my expectations, it a large black hole under water and it is a little scary at 600m/1800ft deep. I free dived to the rim of the hole 8m/24ft and looked over and then came back up could not see any a... More 

1 Thank wheresdantoday
knoxville, tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I went in by myself and the complete blackness makes you wonder whats out there. I suggest going in with others. There have been sightings of large "fish" there.

1 Thank beachgoers21
Ruskin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The water was crystal clear and nice and cool on a hot summers day! The blue hole has a strong current, you must be a strong swimmer. You can climb the cliff above and take some great pictures of the area.

2 Thank Donna G
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A fantastic visit to Long Island. Able to snorkel at Dean's Blue Hole. Amazing to walk from beach to this deep ocean wonderland. Out of pitch black depth comes giant schools of colorful fish, rays, turtles. I could spend hours there....and I did.

1 Thank DeniseClare
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A must see at least once. About 45 min from cape Santa Maria, but worth the view. Ther is a trail you can limb to get pics from above.

1 Thank Mhanlin
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

One of a kind experience. It is what drew us to Long Island. However, don't plan to dive! We were lucky that we tagged along with a group that had come down from a dive shop in Stella Maris and rented a tank. Otherwise, there are no tanks in the vicinity...

3 Thank Marissa H
McIntosh, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Definitely a wonder of the world this natural find is spectacular! 30-40 ft cliffs rim this natural underwater sinkhole that plummets straight down 660 some feet! And it's only about 150' across the whole thing. The view from the cliffs is spectacular as well. Visit Clarence Town and Rowdy Boys right down the road and enjoy some great Bahamian food... More 

1 Thank Sam F
Washago, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As long as you are VERY careful and ONLY a good swimmer you will find this fascinating. It is a sight to behold! Otherwise stay away from the blue hole and just swim on the gorgeous beach right next to it! Or swim over to the coral reefs and watch the fish with goggles.

1 Thank Linda P
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was incredible to see. It's off the beaten path with only a small sign so ask for directions. The water is only a foot or two deep until you reach the edge of the hole and then it immediately plunges to over 600 feet deep. We actually saw some fish and a string ray while there.

Thank Sarah M

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