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Great Blue Hole

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The most famous dive site in Belize was discovered by Jacques Cousteau.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to fly over the Great Blue Hole and stick to diving the fantastic reefs right off Ambergris Cay. The flight costs $230 and lasts about an hour. Lots of beautiful views of reefs and islands on the flight out, and then you get...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The blue hole is a must see if you are in Belize! I only gotten the chance to fly over it for a pricey fee of 230 dollars a person. Even though the price was high It was worth the one hour flight over the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Saul B
Reviewed September 28, 2019

This place is something to see in your lifetime. We went with Amigos del Mar diving company off San Pedro. Its about a 2hr boat ride to the hole. the snorkelers went around the hole and we went down it! 3 massive gray reef sharks...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

Like so many other reviewers, the Blue Hole dive itself is an artificial disappointing exercise. Slow descent to 130 feet, 8 minutes of bottoms time, slow ascent to 60 feet for a couple of minutes followed by a safety stop in the shallows. Just deep...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank HJF0410
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Anyone who is a diver must have this somewhere on their bucket list. I am glad I can say I dove the Great Blue Hole. Yes, the hole itself will be dark and void of many marine life but that is to be expected. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Went on a small plane to the Great Blue Hole on a sunny day. It’s a special place like no other. The trip itself is really nice. Got a bit airsick cause the plane is "alive".

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

One of the main reasons for visiting Belize as keen Scuba Divers. After a 3hr Boat ride from Placencia we arrived, a little disappointing as I was expecting to see the circumference of the Hole, but is too big for that. We were lucky we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Jayne0481
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Dark and void of marine life. Yes, it’s a bucket dive but not worth the money or risk. Eight minutes of bottom time isn’t worth looking at dank, dark, and drab surroundings. Not much marine life on the way down. The dives after are amazing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank O9464YPangelaw
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

This was the main objective of our trip. Dive the blue hole. We decided to take a flight over the hole as you can’t get a sense of it from the boat. We loved the flight. We chose to hire a private dive master and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
7  Thank KimD3213
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

This place is not easy to get to but it is pretty awesome. A submerged cave formed during the last ice age then submerged as the sea rose rapidly over 20 years. The reef has recovered and it’s a cool snorkel. Not a novice scuba...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Nathalie S
March 18, 2019|
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Response from KimD3213 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Natalie. Sorry I just saw this. We used Amigos Del Mar. I hope he was able to experience it and loved it as much as we did! Kim
July 11, 2018|
Response from Herb S |
What are some hotels near the Blue Hole on the mainland?