The Great Blue Hole

Type of Attraction
Aquatic Wonder
Gold Standard
Caribbean Sea

  • 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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Tours & Shuttles
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Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
We plan a trip to the Blue Hole located at the Lighthouse Reef Atoll on a daily basis but need a minimum of 10 divers or snorkelers to confirm. ... more

This is an offshore full-day trip that consists of the following 3 sites:

The Great Blue Hole

Half Moon Caye

Long Caye Wall also known as The Aquarium

The Blue Hole and the island of Half Moon Caye are natural monuments and as such are protected areas which require park entry fees as follows:

Blue Hole: US $30
Half Moon Caye: US $10
Total: US $40 (which must be brought in cash to be paid on the island of Half Moon Caye)

Pick Up: Done via boat between 5:15 to 5:30 am depending on where you are staying. Complimentary pick-up extends from Tuto (north) all the way down to Pelican Reef (south).

Food: We include continental breakfast, lunch, fruits throughout the day, refreshments and drinks on the way back.

Continental Breakfat: Seasonal Fruits, Powder Bun, Cheese, Coffee and hot water for Tea.
Lunch: Belizean Rice and Beans and stew chicken

Boat Ride: 2 to 2 1/2 hours (approx.) 

Time: 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Experience The Great Blue Hole Its deepest point lies at 124 meters and has an almost perfect circular shape which is 300 meters wide. ... more

Discover Yourself In The Ocean

French explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau declared it “one of the top ten dive sites in the world.”

The Great Blue Hole, off the coast of Belize, is a diver’s paradise. But if diving is not for you, you can also snorkel for a full day around the hole and nearby. The Blue Hole is well known among diving enthusiasts, for whom this place has them all: clear waters, a variety of flora and fauna as you can meet here nurse sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, and bull sharks.

Scuba Diving the Blue Hole is a full-day diving experience. On this trip, you will do three tank dives in three different spots. The first stop is at the Blue Hole. The second stop is at Half Moon Caye Wall. After the second dive, we head to Half Moon Caye, where you rest for a while and have lunch. The third dive spot will be at the Aquarium at Long Caye. Then, we cruise back home watching the sunset.

*dive gear can be rented for an additional cost 
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Departs From:
Caye Caulker
1 hr 25 minutes flying the Blue Hole. There are 3 seaters, 5 seaters, and 7 seaters available
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