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The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef

approximately 60 miles off the mainland out of Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Traveler Description: The Blue Hole is located 45 miles due east of Ambergris Caye and is located at Lighthouse Reef Atoll. The Blue Hole is accesible from Ambergris Caye... more »
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teaneck
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Blue Hole three times nd very much enjoy the snorkeling around it. Some of the best in Belize.

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Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I had read several reviews that dissuaded me from booking a trip to the Blue Hole on my first visit to San Pedro. On my second visit I decided that I need to experience it for myself and was glad I did. The Blue Hole was an amazing dive to 137 feet. Because of the sheer wall there was plenty... More

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Wisconsin
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We got lucky with a super day and great viability. Our dive into the blue hole we will never forget. When i got there I said " lets do this once and check it off our list" I can't wait to do it again!!!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The weather was great, but the Blue Hole itself was a bit of a disappointment. Not much to see, but it was something to check off the bucket list. The follow-up dives at Aquarium and Half Moon were fantastic, though. I'd pass on the Blue Hole if you are expecting something really exciting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

can get crowded, but an amazing deep dive experience! Sharks ion the gloom, stlagtities at 130 feet, wow.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Turneffe island resort has the best trip to the blue hole. 45 ft cabin cruiser in style. First class picnic on the beach between dives. Other operations showed up in dinky boats they drove 2hours plus from the mainland...no thanks!! Go with the best.

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San Pedro, Belize
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Ledge at 150 feet with stalagmites above and black tip sharks below. Bizarre and thrilling dive unlike any I have been. Saw a lobster the size of my leg at 120 feet. Boat ride from San Pedro with aqua scuba long and brutal but blue hole and dives at half moon wall and aquarium made it more than worthy. Dive... More

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Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The best diving place i ever been to, the place is beatiful, its a long way to get there but trust me its worth it, every place you look you see small island with blue/green water colo around it, when you get to the blue hole you might think it has a beach but its underwater all so the boat... More

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Michigan
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I'm so happy I did the Belize Aggressor to the Blue Hole. It was so cool to see the sharks, rays, and midnight parrotfish near the top. We went down to 130ft to the see the stalagtites, and I admit was light headed at that depth. I had to ascend a bit to get rid of that feeling, but at... More

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Forest Falls, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This has got tone one of the coolest dive spots of all time. Crystal clear blue water for miles around and then a very dark and cool upwelling from the deep brings a bloom of marine plankton to the surface attracting larger and larger aquatic life. Sharks and Rays feed on the smaller fish who come for the upwelling micro... More

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