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Blue Hole

Address: 1085 Blue Hole Rd., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures approximately 60 feet in diameter...
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Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures approximately 60 feet in diameter and 80 feet in depth.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The Blue Hole is an area attraction for scuba divers and swimmers. The 65 degree year round temperature of the water makes it a good place for people to scuba dive...it is some 80 ft deep. Several picnic tables nearby. Good place for summer visits.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I've heard about Blue Hole for years, from friends who went there for diving certification, and loved it. Didn't know there's also a nearby "swimming hole" recreational pool for non-divers; that looked like fun. Blue Hole's water was crystal clear, and had two diving "targets." Very natural surroundings.

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San Clemente, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Crystal-clear cold and clean water. Visited on a Thursday in February. Almost empty. Nobody was there to collect money, issue permits, etc. Nice, quick stop off the highway for a refreshing five minute swim. It's the size of a recreational pool - small. If there was a crowd there or somebody collecting money it would be a buzz kill.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Easy to find, nice staff at the visitor's information center, but not much else. Nice for a pitstop. restrooms were clean. As a scuba diver, I don't think I would find this every interesting as it is only 81 feet deep. However, I did not ask if any of the divers explore the underwater causeways...I am assuming they have, as... More 

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Cleburne, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Really neat, albeit small, swimming/diving hole. Looks like it's been stocked with koi. There were scuba divers getting ready for a night dive. That was fun to watch. Can't wait to come back when there's not snow on the ground.

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United States
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's just off i40 on a long stretch in New Mexico. This place is so cool and unique. Definitely worth seeing for the fact that it's such a random thing to find in this area. Water is very clear, refreshing, and deep. Jumping off that rock is actually a little scary when you get up there, but alot of fun... More 

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stopping in Santa Rosa during a road trip, we were surprised to find an attraction called the Blue Hole. It was advertised on the billboards & the lady at the hotel provided additional information. It is a beautiful small hole of water used for diving/swimming. The colors are gorgeous. I only wish the man-made stuff was not in the water... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As a non scuba diver I would rate this attraction as poor, not much to see. Maybe it's cool if you scuba in it, I don't know. It did pass a few minutes of our time while we waited for our car repairs to be done.

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New York City, New York
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21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

On a whim we decided to drive out to Santa Rosa to check out Blue Hole and what a treat! It was neat to see that the blue spring water was actually warm to the touch, considering it was freezing (we were bundled up in our winter wear). If I'm ever there again I'd definitely stop again with a bathing... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

1st always amazing to find freezing cold hole with water in New Mexico in July. I love adventitious things so this sounded right up my alley!! Yes it was fun to stop and change into a bathing suit and jump a few times into FREEZING TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY WATER!!! But the down side is someone is charging a fee... More 

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