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“one of a kind experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef

The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef
approximately 60 miles off the mainland out of Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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$412*
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Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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Owner description: The most famous dive site in Belize was discovered by Jacques Cousteau.
New York City, New York
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“one of a kind experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

One of the best experiences ever, I wasn't expecting much after reading reviews but I can't imagine I thought of passing up the opportunity to do this trip. We got scuba certified the week before and this was our first dive trip after certification -- it was doable for us as beginners. This underwater cave with stalactites and stalagmites is AMAZING. It made our couple of days spent in ambergris caye (an otherwise terrible destination) worth it (however I would recommend taking the trip of the south of Belize instead). We did see a 10ft reef shark but otherwise this specific dive is not for the wildlife, but this amazing formation 130ft under the sea. The dives you do as part of the day trip are good for coral, fish, rays. DO IT!!

Visited May 2013
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“Must Dive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great place to dive, must do for all divers! Went 130 feet, under a cliff overhang around stalagmites! Amazing experience, especially the 8-10 foot shark we saw coming through the shadows as we were ascending.

Visited May 2013
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Lethbridge, Canada
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“Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Three awesome dives.... First Blue Hole totally unique great chance of seeing the Caribbean reef shark and the 2 others are wall dives where the coral is pristine

Visited August 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“WOW this was awesome!! GO!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Notwithstanding the extremely early departure the whole day of diving at The Great Blue Hole was absolutely awesome, in the true sense of the word! Not so much for the actual Blue Hole because apart from the limestone wall and the deep water stalactites and stalagmites there's not much else there. BUT we were lucky enough to be surrounded by 7 or more Caribbean Reef Sharks and one Hammer-Head!!! It was so cool and eerie at the same time. 2 more dives around the area were equally spectacular for the pristine corals and fans and for the perfect visibility. GO GO GO!

Visited May 2013
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“Nothing else quite like it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is a very long day out from Ambergris starting at 5.30 a.m. but what a trip! The Blue Hole itself is unlike any other dive in Belize and just oozes very very old history enhanced by the presence of a number of sharks who have been around for a few millennia! The trip also includes 2 other pretty dives during the day. Well worth the money, despite it being an expensive day but try and choose a calmer day if possible because to get there involves a 2+ hour trip outside the reef.

Visited July 2012
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