This incredible circular sinkhole, formed in the middle of the ocean, is the favorite divers’ spot. The diameter of the Great Blue Hole does not exceed 305 meters, while its depth is 120 meters. If the spirit of adventure is in your blood and you have some diving experience, then don't hesitate and feel free to visit the water crater.
You should be ready to cover a distance of 96 kilometers to get to the sinkhole. To do it you will have to rent a boat. A one-way boat ride will take you about 2 hours. This time will pass in a twinkle of an eye, and, when you get to the hole itself, you will have a difficult choice to make. If you have a considerable diving experience, you can go to submerged caves with their incredible stalactites and stalagmites. However, you should remember, that the cave network is so intricate, that you can easily get lost there. That's why underwater caves are often called cemeteries for divers.
If you feel that your experience is not enough, it's better not to take the risk, and dive close to the surface, to a depth up to 30 meters. In this dive you can get acquainted with the colorful underwater world of the Great Blue Hole. Here, you can see sea turtles, swim with nurse sharks and grouper fish, and watch the rockfish. The temperature of the water at this depth doesn't go below 24 degrees at any time of the year.
The cost of this adventure will vary depending on the chosen company carrier and the amount of rented scuba diving gear.
Location: Belize Tourist Board, P.O. Box 325
Official website: http://greatbluehole.net
The biggest natural hole at the ocean bottom is one of the most popular diving spots.15Belize City