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The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef

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The most famous dive site in Belize was discovered by Jacques Cousteau.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 15, 2004

Dove the Blue Hole yesterday with Amigos Del Mar here in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. The dive was spectacular! The boat moored to a bouy about 25 yards from the hole - we entered, tested our bouyancy (1st dive of the day) and swam...More

47  Thank JoeDiver
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Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a must-do trip for most divers coming to Belize, and understandably it's a highlight given the reputation. However here are a few helpful tips just so you know what you are getting into, as it may influence your decision on whether or not...More

27  Thank akostich_11
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Definitely a bucket list trip! Hubby and I went at the end of July 2018 as part of a day trip from Turneffe atoll to the Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye, and aquarium. We enjoyed the snorkeling experience and saw neat coral and fish. Take...More

5  Thank bsmedmedphd
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We took a day trip to the Blue Hole from where we were staying in Turneffe Atoll. The snorkeling was so great around Turneffe that we almost didn't go to Lighthouse Reef, but I'm glad we did. This place is so unique and beautiful that...More

2  Thank tcj3000
Reviewed July 17, 2018

As a diver, the blue hold is over-rated. Yes it is neat to see the stalagmites and understanding how it was formed, but the visibility wasn't great and there inst much to see in the hole itself. Although, the dives after the Blue Hole on...More

5  Thank ffburnie
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I was fascinated by the area view of the great blue hole, so I scheduled a trip just to dive into the great blue hole. I went down to the max depth an advanced PADI diver allowed to dive. The visibility was not so good...More

2  Thank Xpuppy
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We had a 2 hour boat ride from Turneffe Atoll. Very choppy. This is an impressive structure. We were at 130 feet by 4 minutes and starting to ascend by 9 minutes. The caves and stalactites are impressive but obviously your deco limits prevent a...More

2  Thank bdd95x
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Took a 68 mile trip with Ramon's Village Divers. Despite 4-6 ft seas, 46 foot Newton handled admirably. Things got flat 1/2 way there and on return. Ramon's provided breakfast and a good picnic lunch on an island. The Great Blue Hole is basically a...More

2  Thank John K
Reviewed May 31, 2018

I just dived with the excellent dive masters and personnel of Huracan Diving (review on them submitted). THE BLUE HOLE: The dive master did a prior training deep dive to gauge everyone skills and comfort because diving the Blue Hole requires you to be proficient...More

2  Thank Manuel V
Reviewed May 6, 2018

the chances of making it there and not spending a fortune with dive shops who will claim this easy dive is horrifically dangerous unless you have advanced training are slim to none. belize is horrifically overpriced when considering local workers told me they are lucky...More

2  Thank dweissmedic
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

You haven’t seen blue until you’ve seen the Blue Hole. We were fortunate enough to be able to travel by air to this stunning and incomparable geological wonder. Truly one of the most unique sights on the planet. If you can do it, then by...More

2  Thank Robert C
Reviewed April 10, 2018

I did snorkeling around and then into the blue hole. It is a little on the deep side for snorkeling - 20 to 40 feet, but worth it. The fish were plentiful and the dive into the hole from the sheer wall to the overhang...More

3  Thank Bruce034
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Response from valorier357 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just saw this. You cannot do a first dive at the Blue Hole. You have to have a few dives under your belt. We were certified months before our trip, and hired a private guide to do 6 dives around AC before we... More