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Address: 1085 Blue Hole Rd., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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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Beckoning Blue

The water is so clear and inviting. If I were a scuba diver, I'd be in it. It is a fascinating place to see and the underwater pictures are very intriguing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The water is so clear and inviting. If I were a scuba diver, I'd be in it. It is a fascinating place to see and the underwater pictures are very intriguing.

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Gambrills, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

On a drive from west coast to east coast, I searched for "adventures" and tourist attractions along our route. The Santa Rosa Blue Hole was exhilarating! My teen sons and I were tired, hot, and road-fatigued. This was the cure! Close gravel lot parking, no fee, no big wait to "JUMP" (approx. 12' high) and quite chilly in contrast to... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cool place. Not for small children though. It would be fun to come back and do a jump into the hole! Lots of locals. Fun to watch them jump in if you can't.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

To cold to swim but just a neat place with steps into water. Nice park. Neat town to drive around and look at architecture

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Portage, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Interesting stop to make if traveling thru Santa Rosa, NM. Easy to find. Crystal clear blue water. Great place for scuba divers to check out. Especially for certification.

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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
36 helpful votes 36 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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