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“It is a hole... the Great Blue Hole”

The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef
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Owner description: The most famous dive site in Belize was discovered by Jacques Cousteau.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

How can people be unhappy with the Blue Hole? I mean, experienced divers should know what it is about. There is no wildlife. There is not much light or good visibility. Though, you free fall for 40 m, and suddenly you see those columns, stalactites around which you can go, and it is all a very quick experience because of the depths. I found it really captivating.
Then you have the chance of pointing at this hole on pictures at home, and say "I've been in there!!!".
Of course I would say, if you have to pay 200 USD only for this dive it may not be worth it. But usually dive trips offer other dives in the same day, around the Lighthouse Reef, and even a stop at a bird sanctuary, with food and everything included, so all in all as a day trip it is REALLY worth to go here and do everything - and be happy about it.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

great dive - reef sharks. stalagmites. well protected area. you can see this from space. unusual dive . 39m it all drops away

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

A fascinating, beautiful area. You can snorkle here, but you need to dive to see the beauty of the place. No matter how many times you go, the experience will be different. Drawbacks are the cost and the long boat ride. Extra benefits include visiting the other cays on the reef and other dive sites. They are some of the most beautiful in Belize.

1  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We are snorklers and not divers so not that interesting. But...we were at the Great Blue Hole which was so cool. Snorkeling was okay but not that exciting. Still a must do if you are going to Belize.

2  Thank Julie C
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The Blue Hole is interesting. The dive sites around it at Half Moon Caye and Long Caye are super. Half Moon Caye is gorgeous and a great place to walk around.

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