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Address: 1085 Blue Hole Rd, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2535
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Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures...

Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures approximately 60 feet in diameter and 80 feet in depth.

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There's people down there Sis!

I knew the Blue Hole was a place where people did scuba diving but as I was diving in my sister yells,"ooh there's people down there?!" I lost my stuff for a second! Lol. Maybe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
annabelle522
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Junction City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is right off the highway very easy to get to! A really unbelievable little water hole in the middle of no where that is so blue you have to see it! Take your swim suit and dive in if you dare!!!

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Thank Cindi K
Junction City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I knew the Blue Hole was a place where people did scuba diving but as I was diving in my sister yells,"ooh there's people down there?!" I lost my stuff for a second! Lol. Maybe you wouldn't want to spend a whole day here but as a stop on a road trip it was fantastic! The water is far from... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful spot, icy cold water but a wonderful stopover. Glad I made the time to check it out. Even if you only have time for a quick dive off the edge it's worth it.

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Thank carmelo518
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have visited other holes like this and were very disappointed that the area is so run down. It's an amazing natural spring and very clear water but because they allow visitors to "swim" in it the beauty is lost....

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Thank HarrisSurrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just visited and did not swim so I can't attest to the coldness of the water. I do say, though, that the color is an amazing blue. I don't think I'd drive a long way to visit but it a nice stop if you're in the area.

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Thank Sharon K
Camas, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came at 8am, it was shockingly gorgeous! The thought of a freshwater spring in such a desolate place is beautiful in itself, but to get to swim in it all with no one as round - is priceless! Thank you for keeping it clean and accessible city of Santa Rosa!

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Thank Alex953
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing better for a hot day than a nice jump and swim in the Blue's cold water. Good place to meet people. Water is cold. Great you Must know how to swim. Be aware! the Blue Hole has lifeguards but they are not trustworthy. While we were there two girls were having trouble reaching the other side after jumping on... More 

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Thank Manuel R
Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very surprised that this was right close to town! A beautifully, clear and blue hole where one can get certified in diving! Very deep and very much in use by divers and swimmers! After so many times in Santa Rosa I'm glad I finally can say I saw the Blue Hole!

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Thank Carolyn S
Choctaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some very cold water that is 61 degrees year round. 81 ft deep and only 60 ft across. 2 dive platforms and scuba holes if you want to get to the bottom. Neat little attraction just off the beaten path. I think it is something to be seen for sure

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Thank steelraven
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to take a drive out from Albuquerque to visit the Blue Hole. Complete waste of time. The blue hole has a similar surface area as a standard backyard swimming pool, and while the water is a pretty blue color, the ads hype it up as something far more extravagant than it is. Don't waste your... More 

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