The Blue Hole is located 45 miles due east of Ambergris Caye and is located at Lighthouse Reef Atoll. The Blue Hole is accesible from Ambergris Caye by several operators whom offer full day trips departing several times weekly. It is also accessible from Long Caye Island at Lighthouse Reef with Huracan Divers.The Blue Hole of Belize is unique and is the only Blue Hole that can actually be seen from space with the naked eye. It was originally an above ground  cave and as the water levels rose the weight of the water caused the roof to collapse and form an almost perfect circular hole.

The Blue Hole is 460ft deep and 1000ft in diameter.

Blue Hole Belize 

Blue Hole day trips depart from Ambergris Caye at 5.30am and takes approx 2 hours 30 minutes depending on the weather. Trips sometimes pick up at Caye Caulker and the time is about the same to get to the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole trip from Long Caye at Lighthouse Reef with Huracan Divers takes approximately 15 minutes, and you need to be staying at Huracan or one of the other two options on the island. 

The Blue Hole is more of  a dive destination but it also offers excellent snorkeling around the rim of the hole.

The trip is not cheap and costs $250.00 for a day trip and includes 3 dives, light breakfast, Lunch, soft drinks and snacks, if you are a snorkeler you are looking at about $165.00 you can decrease those rates if you use Belize Dive Discountsas they offer a 20% Discount and you can choose which operator you want to use.

Some of the dive shops that offer a full day trip to the Blue Hole are Amigos Del Mar,  Aqua Dives and from May 1st 2010 Belize Dive Connection

 Its a long day but a great day and visitor will enjoy a great day of adventure

 It can also be dived with Huracan Divers as part of a 3, 4, or 7 night package staying at their lodge on Long Caye Island, Lighthouse Reef from where its only a 15 minute boat ride and you can be the 1st boat on site, returning to the lodge after the dive for breakfast before your 2nd dive.