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Blue Hole

1085 Blue Hole Rd., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Scuba diving
Traveler Description: From the surface, Blue Hole is a modest-sized, circular pool of water, about 80 feet in diameter. The water temperature is about 62° F, with a... more »
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It is hard to describe this place. Bluest of water. Lots of youngsters enjoying the water and jumping off the rocks. Water in Blue Hole is COLD!

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Bored, not much money but have enough gas and Chicken Express leftovers? Head west, 2.5 hours. What a refreshing and relaxing way to intice a teen to explore more than just video games... kids, now want to go again and again. 61° all year round, clear, blue waters; God's natural gift to us. Free and fabulous.. picnic, swim, and exhilarating... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an exciting natural wonder to see! The water was so blue and still used for scuba diving training we were told. It is about 75 feet at the deepest part and have never seen such crystal clear blue blue water! It can be found just off Route 66 highway.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fun little dive spot, with 80 ft deep, clear, blue, cold water. Well maintained with stairs into the water, indoor toilets, and a little dive shop to re-up your tanks. Unfortunately, many who were there do not respect nature at all, as there was a ton of trash, water bottles, cigarette butts, broken flip flips, burger wrappers, etc, laying on... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We loved it. We found this place by accident as a stop of doing route 66. It was fabulous, its basically a big hole filled with water. yes its cold, but very refreshing and fine once you get in and do the first shoulder dip. We didn't have to pay to park or go in the water. A little breathtaking... More

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Victoria, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I found the Blue Hole on Yahoo search engine. I needed a place to visit for our drive through New Mexico onto Arizona. What a beautiful place. The water was a chilly 62 degrees. However with the weather being clear skies and hot - it was nice dip in the clear blue water. We wore lifejackets due to the depth,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a real find - an 80ft sinkhole well filled with the bluest, clearest, coolest water. Great for jumping off the rocky ledge on a hot day. Very busy but worth the trip. They charge $5 to park but if you only intend to stop for a look and a few pictures they don't charge. Beware though the water... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Jumping into the Blue Hole at Santa Rosa was scary but so much fun! It was very crowded because of the heat and the SCUBA divers there, but it was awesome! Don't miss the opportunity to dive into the crystal blue waters of the Blue Hole!!

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Lubbock, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fun place to go to for a couple hours to cool off. Sometimes there are life guards on duty, and sometimes not. You can free dive and scuba here (with gear and permit). People jump off the 10-15 foot ledge into the hole. There is also a visitor center there with tourist info.

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Agoura, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The "Blue Hole" is stunning: Caribbean blue fresh water gushing out in the middle of the dusty, dry desert. I found it a few blocks from my hotel in town, with a busload of kids swimming in it (brrrrr!). I had pictured an isolated feature out in the middle of nowhere, but this serves as a swimming hole for tourists... More

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