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“Santa Rosa's treasure ~ sapphire/topaz gem in the desert” 5 of 5 stars
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Blue Hole
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, Nature & Parks
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.
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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“Santa Rosa's treasure ~ sapphire/topaz gem in the desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

A precious swimming hole with opportunities for diving and sunning on the smooth rocks above and surround. Easily accessed, no hiking involved. Some small shade trees. A divine experience in the heat of summer. And it's free!

Visited June 2011
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“Looked clean and beautiful to me, but cold!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

This was an interesting stop-very unique. It was a bit hard to find, off I-40, exit 275, behind the local swimming hole, and requires advance planning to obtain a permit for scuba diving. There are platforms suspended around 15 feet of depth.

Visited April 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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“Beautiful But now the local swimming hole”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Too bad it was Labor day when we stopped by.They are building a dive center right along side it..could be great for divers....gang grafitti in the bathrooms next to it...Kind of spoils the beauty of this natural sinkhole.
It is right in town past the local park. but I would not go put of my way now to see it.There are probably some other sinkholes that you might find that would be more secluded.

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Kettering, OH
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“JUST SKIP IT!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

This is totally not worth even going a few blocks out of your way for. The natural beauty of the sinkhole has been obliterated.

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Fayetteville, NC
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“CHILLY Blue Hole”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2009

Hit Santa Rosa the first night on a road trip from Oklahoma to Cali, spent the nite in town and dined at one of their excellent restraunts. Got info from one of the waitresses to the Blue Hole, and found it the next morning. The spring was beautiful, could see down the whole 80 ft. Couldnt say there were cliffs, if you call 8ft high a cliff! Needless to say, that morning was at the end of June (05), and seeing all that clear water, I had to take a morning dip. WRONG IDEA!! Went from pink to blue in .5 sec.
BUT, I swam across and back. Didnt think 62degrees would be that cold, but it SHO NUFF WAS.
Paul

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