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Blue Hole

Address: 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, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving
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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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Winchester, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Blue Hole is an Atlas Obscura kind of place. It's unusual, out-of-the-way, and kind of interesting. The water is surely blue, and cold at 66 degrees. We saw a couple of folks brave the water and dive in from the rocks. It's a pretty place and worth the stop to see.

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Ada, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The blue hole is interesting but can be seen in a few minutes. My husband and I stopped there as we were traveling through Santa Rosa. We spent about 30 minutes there and enjoyed seeing the deep clear water. It is actually next to a large pretty city park that would have made a perfect picnic site. The blue hole... More

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Hollister, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Busy weekend at the Blue Hole, but we never felt that the water was crowded. We rented tanks from the dive shop adjacent to the hole. Their compressor was out of service, but they accommodated our request and even found several additional full cylinders if we needed them. The diving itself is good. The bottom is 86' at the grate... More

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was really neat natual water hole. It is 80 feet deep and it is indeed BLUE water! Worth a stop

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wished I had known I could swim in it, I would have done so, the weather for November was very nice.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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54 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Decided at the last minute to swing by the Blue Hole. Once we arrived, there were two men waiting at the entrance to the parking lot. They were there to take a fee for swimming. When I said I was only interested in looking at it, they allowed us to go on in without paying. There were probably close to... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place is great if you want to go diving a natural spring which is 80 foot which is always around 60 degrees a good stop off on Route 66 glad we went there

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Ada, Oklahoma, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a lovely place to take a break and walk the dogs, have returned numerous times! Quiet and peaceful, it is easy to access from I-40 just to have a lunch or stretch.

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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

finished my open water certification with the underwater phantaseas dive shop out of Lakewood, CO.. Will definitely return.

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Cahokia, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice to look at but really not a lot here. Looks like it would be nice for swimming though a little on the cold side!

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