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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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Fun and unique place to get scuba certified

This was a fun trip! The water clarity is outstanding and made for a very memorable dive experience. There is a building next door for divers with a warming room and locker rooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was a fun trip! The water clarity is outstanding and made for a very memorable dive experience. There is a building next door for divers with a warming room and locker rooms with hot showers. We stayed an extra day (Monday) so we could dive without the weekend diving crowd and were so happy we did because we were... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a great 2 day dive plan at Blue Hole. Enjoyed the area and the diving for our final dives and certifiation.

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Tularosa, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is a decent area to learn to do deep diving in the state of New Mexico. In the summer months it is rather packed between dive classes and swimmers. If you get to the bottom there are some interesting momentos of people's dives that have been placed and a memorial for some less than intelligent individuals who made an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I came here to do my Open Water certification. I chose this because it's not too far a drive from Denver, and I could get it over and done with quickly. I was a little nervous about the certification to begin with, so if I had it to do over again, I would choose a location that's not a cold,... More 

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Malden, Missouri
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stopped here on a trip across Route 66. We just wanted to see what it looked like in person. It is in the middle of a park and a little way off the interstate. We arrived early on a Sunday morning and the parking lot was almost full with divers getting ready. We are from Missouri and have lots... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stopped to see this attraction and watched the kids diving off the edges. very unique. There are places to change into your swim suit right there and restrooms for public use.

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I traveled to Blue Hole this weekend to get my advanced open water and nitrox certifications.The temperature of the water stays at 62%. Cold when you first enter, but once you get in it's really not that bad. I did wear gloves and a beanie for each dive though! This place was packed with divers which made the experience a... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We recently traveled here to get our Advanced Open Water Certification with our dive class from Colorado. The hole is a great place to work on your buoyancy control and get some deeper dives under your belt. It may feel like a big pool, but it definitely counts as a deep dive so remember to dive safe even though it's... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I traveled to Blue Hole this weekend to get my open water scuba certification. I wasn't sure what to expect but it is as advertised...a very small town with not much to do other than dive at the Blue Hole. It was pretty warm for March but the water was cool but not too bad. There are a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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