Belize’s Great Blue Hole is one of the most iconic natural wonders! Located off the coast of Belize, it’s the second largest barrier reef world. It’s the most famous dive in Belize and is known as one of the best dives in the world. It’s an incredible view from above for non divers. Get ready to dive into nature’s abyss!

Fascinating facts of the Blue Hole

  1. The Blue Hole is a geological marvel, a perfectly circular sinkhole measuring more than 300 meters (984 feet) in diameter and over 120 meters (394 feet) deep.
  2. The Belize Blue Hole is the largest sea hole in the world. Sea holes are caves that were submerged when rising waters covered them. Most sea holes were submerged at the end of the last great Ice Age some 10,000 years ago.
  3. If you dive there you can explore thousands of stalactites and stalagmites that were formed when the Blue Hole was an aboveground series of caverns.
  4. This UNESCO World Heritage site is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and forms an awe-inspiring sight from both above and below the water’s surface and it’s part of a vast barrier reef that is the second-largest barrier reef in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
  5. A team of scientists, including Virgin billionaire Richard Branson, discovered what’s at the bottom of Belize’s Blue Hole on a mission to the bottom of the Great Blue Hole. The fascinating voyage was in December 2018, and saw the group descend to the bottom of the 125 metre hole to find out what was inside it. According to them, one of the most exciting discoveries were never before seen stalactites, which are mineral formations shaped like icicles.

Interested in Flying over the Blue Hole? Tropic Air has a 1 hour tour departing from San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Belize City Municipal.

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Diving into the Depths

If you are a dive enthusiast, exploring the Blue Hole is an unforgettable experience. Diving in the Blue Hole requires you to have advanced certification due to its depth, so make sure you’re well-prepared and accompanied by experienced dive guides. Review the requirements to make this unforgettable dive.

Plunge into its depths to witness a stunning underwater landscape adorned with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. As you descend, you’ll encounter an array of marine life, including Caribbean reef sharks, nurse sharks, and various species of colorful fish.

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Dive Sites Belize

While the Blue Hole is undoubtedly the star attraction, there’s much more you can explore in the surrounding area like Lighthouse Reef, home to Half Moon Caye.

You can also visit nearby Turneffe Atoll, renowned for its abundant marine life, including dolphins, sea turtles, and eagle rays. Combine your Blue Hole adventure with exploration of these neighboring sites for a truly immersive diving experience.

Practical Tips visiting Belize Blue Hole

a. Plan ahead: Ensure you book your dive excursion well in advance to secure your spot, as the Blue Hole is a popular destination.

b. Dive certification: Obtain the necessary diving certification and experience required for deep dives, as the Blue Hole requires advanced skills.

c. Weather considerations: Check the weather conditions before your trip, as rough seas can affect diving conditions.

d. Dive operators: Choose reputable dive operators with experienced guides who prioritize safety and conservation.

e. Gear and equipment: Bring or rent appropriate diving gear, including wetsuits for colder depths.

f. Camera or GoPro: Capture the incredible moments and vibrant marine life by bringing an underwater camera to preserve your memories.

The Blue Hole in Belize is a true wonder of the natural world, offering you an opportunity to explore its mysterious depths and witness breathtaking underwater landscapes. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary adventure.

Remember to plan your trip well, read our other Belize Travel Advice blog posts, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring experience that only the Blue Hole can offer.