The Great Blue Hole

Category
Attraction
Type of Attraction
Aquatic Wonder
District/Region
Caribbean Sea
Description
Highlights
  • World's Largest Blue Hole
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

About Location
The Great Blue Hole (or Blue Hole Natural Monument) is a popular attraction within the Belize Barrier Reef System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located near the center of the Lighthouse Reef, it is a large, magnificent underwater limestone sinkhole off the coast of Belize. This natural phenomenon is approximately 1000 feet across and over 400 feet deep, and is the largest marine sinkhole hole on earth. 

Divers descend into the Blue Hole’s tranquil abyss to see geological wonders and fascinating marine life. Giant stalactites, dripstone sheets, and columns are located in the Gallery at the southern rim of the Blue Hole. These structures formed in a dry cavern above sea level during glacial periods.

Jacques Cousteau revealed the secrets of the mysterious Blue Hole to millions of viewers in 1971 through the television series The Undersea World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Today, dive boats follow the way of the famous Calypso to explore one of the world’s best destinations for scuba diving. Come to Belize to experience the Great Blue Hole via diving trips, snorkeling trips, flyover tours, and skydiving jumps.
 
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The Great Blue Hole is one of the most iconic natural monuments in Belize. It is a part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve system, a UNESCO world heritage site. Over the past few decades, ... morethe Blue Hole has become known for being one of the best diving spots in the world. It is also one of the best places to snorkel in Belize. Ever since learning about the Blue Hole as a kid, it has been on my bucket list of places to visit. That is why when I learned that the belizing.com team would get the opportunity to visit the Blue Hole with Belize Concierge Excellent, I was ecstatic!
Title:
Flying over the Great Blue Hole with Belize Concierge Excellent
Category:
Belizing Adventures
Author Name:
Derrick Bol
Added Date:
Tuesday, 27 Nov, 2018
What better way to spend your 2018 summer than to go snorkeling at the Great Blue Hole and exploring the paradise island, Half Moon Caye? The Belizing Team had the opportunity to visit ... moretwo of Belize's seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in just one day with the Belize Audubon Society!
Title:
2018 Summer Adventure: The Great Blue Hole & Half Moon Caye
Category:
Belizing Adventures
Author Name:
Angela Wu
Added Date:
Wednesday, 25 Jul, 2018
Available Listings
$
295
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
See the world famous Great Blue Hole in the best way possible … from the air with our Blue Hole Aerial Tour from Belize Concierge Excellent from San Pedro Town. Hop on board a Schedule ... moreMixed tour Caravan and fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll, and witness This natural wonder of the world. On the way, you will see the Belize Barrier Reef (the longest in the Western Hemisphere), and Turneffe Atoll. While flying over the largest sea-hole in the world, keep an eye out for various sea wildlife such as Manatees, Rays, Sharks, Dolphins, and much more!!

This is a 1-hour tour that departs from the San Pedro Municipal Airport to fly over the Blue Hole and returns.
**Kindly make booking request 1-week prior to your requested Tour Date to ensure availability of seats**
$
295
/ Person
$
875
-
$
1,400
/ Group
Departs From:
Belize City
See the world famous Great Blue Hole in the best way possible … from the air with our Blue Hole Aerial Tour from Belize Concierge Excellent in Belize City. Hop on board a Piper ... morePa-32 Cherokee Six and fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll, and witness This natural wonder of the world. On the way, you will see the Belize Barrier Reef (the longest in the Western Hemisphere), and Turneffe Atoll. While flying over the largest sea-hole in the world, keep an eye out for various sea wildlife such as Manatees, Rays, Sharks, Dolphins, and much more!!

This is a 1-hour tour that departs from the Belize City Municipal Airport to fly over the Blue Hole and returns.
**Kindly make booking request 1-week prior to your requested Tour Date to ensure availability of seats**
$
275
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
The Great Blue Hole is a world-class destination for recreational scuba divers attracted by the opportunity to dive or snorkel in crystal-clear waters and see myriad species of marine ... morelife including tropical fish and spectacular coral formations.

The marine life in these areas includes nurse sharks, giant groupers, and several types of reef sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark and the Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus). Dive and snorkel excursions to the Great Blue Hole are full-day trips, that usually consist of one dive in the Blue Hole and two additional dives in nearby reefs. 
The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the mainland of Belize City.

The hole is circular in shape, over 300 meters (984 ft.) across and 125 meters (410 ft.) deep. The world’s largest natural formation of its kind, the Great Blue Hole is part of the larger Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
$
330
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
The Blue Hole, located in the center of Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a 1000-foot circular coral reef that drops over 400 feet into an incredible cavern. It is filled with stalactites and ... moreawe-inspiring natural formations. Half Moon Caye and the Aquarium/Eagle Ray are teaming with marine life and numerous varieties of colorful corals like sponges, fans, and gorgonians.

The day starts off as early as 6:00 am, departing from our dive center and returning later in the evening at 5:30 pm. We make sure everything is in place; gear, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. We want you to have the time of a lifetime on our full day dive package, which is why we make sure you have a safe and successful day. We prioritize our customers and make sure they are satisfied to the max in every way possible.
$
465
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
The Blue Hole, located in the center of Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a 1000-foot circular coral reef that drops over 400 feet into an incredible cavern. It is filled with stalactites and ... moreawe-inspiring natural formations. Half Moon Caye and the Aquarium/Eagle Ray are teaming with marine life and numerous varieties of colorful corals like sponges, fans, and gorgonians.

The day starts off as early as 6:00 am, departing from our dive center and returning later in the evening at 5:30 pm. We make sure everything is in place; gear, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. We want you to have the time of a lifetime on our full day dive package, which is why we make sure you have a safe and successful day. We prioritize our customers and make sure they are satisfied to the max in every way possible.
$
45
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$
340
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Scuba Diving takes you to the depths of the Caribbean Sea, to the wonders of marine life to be enjoyed in its natural habitat. Scuba Diving the barrier reef and atolls is a very impressive ... moreand memorable experience. Whether it is diving the Blue Hole, canyons, the drop-off, and atolls, scuba diving offers an awesome site where you can see a rich variety of marine life. We can accommodate the novice diver and the professional diver.

Along the 2nd largest barrier reef which runs the length of Belize, there are many dive spots that provide a quality diving experience. There are also atoll formations that are excellent coral habitats for diving. In the depths of the Caribbean Sea and minutes from your hotel, there is a vast variety of marine life just waiting to be experienced in all its beautiful magnificence.

There are several diving trips that can be arranged. There are 1 tank and 2 tank dives. Whether you want to night dive, dive the Blue Hole or have a half day 1 tank dive at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, it can be arranged.
$
860
/ Person
Departs From:
Caye Caulker
1 hr 25 minutes flying the Blue Hole. Theres 3 seaters,5 seaters and 7 seaters available
$
250
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$
350
/ Person
Departs From:
Caye Caulker
Certified Divers or they can Snorkeling Diving or Snorkeling Blue Hole Half Moon Caye The Aquarium Lunch on Half Moon Caye you can visit Boobie Bird Sanctuary.
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