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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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“amigos del mar” (34 reviews)
“bucket list” (59 reviews)
“half moon caye” (58 reviews)
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Belize
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"amigos del mar"
in 34 reviews
"bucket list"
in 59 reviews
"half moon caye"
in 58 reviews
"blue hole"
in 259 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 19 reviews
"tropic air"
in 21 reviews
"jacques cousteau"
in 10 reviews
"long boat ride"
in 19 reviews
"short dive"
in 9 reviews
"marine life"
in 37 reviews
"deep dive"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 21 reviews
"fish"
in 53 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 6 reviews
"aqua scuba"
in 5 reviews
"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank dweissmedic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

Thank bajabeachbum2008
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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

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

It is a long way out across some rough seas to get there. In the hole itself, there isn’t much sea life. You go deep to about 130’ to see stalagmites and stalactites. BUT, it’s all worth it. It is a bucket list item for...More

2  Thank A2763BSchrisr
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

This is a remarkable place to scuba because it is a collapsed cave that formed on land and now is under the sea, so at 110 feet you can see stalactites and stalagmites. Beyond the novelty of that, there are many more enjoyable snorkeling sites...More

Thank mauryeldridge
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Just as advertised ! If anyone is interested in diving the Blue Hole pay attention to all reviews as it’s not a typical dive . Dad is very deep about 130 feet. It really is not much to see in to get down to that...More

Thank Lynn K
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Dark and void of marine life. Yes, it’s a bucket dive but that’s about the only high light of this dive. My computer was beeping near the end as it was telling me it was time to come up but the guides were still going...More

4  Thank Angela W
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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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May 11, 2017|
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Response from HondaMike | Reviewed this property |
I took my 4 year old on the helicopter tour. And 6 years ago took dive and snorkel tour. Prices vary depending on season. i booked from Belize... much cheaper then online web sites. The boat tour is awesome if you... More
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