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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue hole” (265 reviews)
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Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank bdd95x
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank John K
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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

1  Thank Manuelnuevayork
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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
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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

1  Thank Robert C
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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

2  Thank Bruce034
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Diving the Blue hole was an amazing experience. We went with a trip from Ramon's Village divers who are the best dive operation in Belize. I have returned and used Ramon's for 10 other dives in Belize after trying other dive shops. Ramon's has the...More

2  Thank Y8397GMrichards
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

If you like snorkle, this is a must do! It is a long day but well woth it! We had 4 snorkle spots, which one was at Half-Moon Caye where we had lunch.....this is where to Red Footed Boobie Bird lives. We say many Boobie...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

The boat ride out there can be trying because it is so long (approx 3 hours), but once you get there you will be treated to some of the best marine life of your trip. Everything from Sargent Majors to Bull Sharks and some of...More

1  Thank Steve C
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God_of_Small_Things7
March 7, 2018|
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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
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islandseeker5
January 7, 2018|
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Response from schmayla98 | Reviewed this property |
The only boats there are the ones on the scuba/snorkel trip and you still need to pay the fees (if you look at the photos, the view is just of dark water). If you want to simply see the Hole, the best thing is to take a... More
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