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Address: 1085 Blue Hole Rd., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures...
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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Great place to scuba dive!

Great little oasis in the desert. A very cold 61 degree water temp. and 81 ft. depth. Natural atmosphere adds to its charm. Inexpensive family fun. Went diving to the bottom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Julie K
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Mesa, Arizona
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wow, we were not going to visit the Blue Hole. Due to a mechanical, we were detained at our campground one day and sure glad we took the opportunity. The clarity and color is a beautiful blue, deserving it's name. People come from near and far not only to scuba dive but for instruction and certification. It is an artesian... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not sure how to rate this but it's over rated. Just off of the freeway and the main drag thru what little "town" there is...you actually pass a park that looks nice and then get to the "Blue Hole". 2 young people there sitting on buckets collecting $5 to park in the dirt parking lot (you're kind of not sure... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting place. Clear blue water. Used for scuba diving and only those with a certificate can dive unless they are receiving training there. But free for swimming too. Minimum height requirement for swimmers, no flotation aids allowed. Constant water temp of 62 degrees F

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Nanaimo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The sign wanted $5 to park on the rocky dirt lot but thankfully nobody was there to collect. Loud profane young men in the parking lot but the worst of it was the over-development around the hole which was populated with dirty buoys. It was probably a sacred place 200 years ago. Don't waste your time.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Saw it from the road. There were a thousand people in the hole. Charged for parking so we did not go in. (I do not know if there is REALLY a charge for parking or just gougers at the gate). Think of a public pool at the end of the season. Do you really want to get into THAT water?

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Huntington Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you're ever in the area, a must see!! Beautiful gift from nature. Be prepared with swimsuits and towels!

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Clovis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped by this while passing through Santa Rosa on the way to Albuquerque and were pleasantly surprised. We didn't have any bathing suits to get in the water, but it was great to watch the divers go down into the hole.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The water is 61 degrees and impossible to "get used to", but the kids absolutely loved it. Listening to the reaction to the initial shock of hitting the water is priceless. We came pretty early in the morning, so there was no parking fee, but no lifeguards either. This didn't bother us...just thought it should be mentioned.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great little oasis in the desert. A very cold 61 degree water temp. and 81 ft. depth. Natural atmosphere adds to its charm. Inexpensive family fun. Went diving to the bottom and saw only 3 goldfish. They probably froze to death!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was a stop for our trip across the state. Saw a bilboard sign advertising blue hole and decided to stop. Got there around 8pm so nobody to collect $5. Water was 61 but people were still jumping in. Divers could be seen deep down diving.

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