Six miles north of Halfmoon Caye at Lighthouse Reef and about fifty miles due east of Belize City is the Blue Hole, the result of a cave which collapsed centuries ago.
Visible from outer space, the Blue Hole is nearly a perfectly circular hole 1,000 feet in diameter and 412 feet deep. Popularized by a Jacques Cousteau television special in the 1970’s this has become the most famous dive site in all of Belize - one that avid divers put on their “life list” of places to dive.
- Ringed by coral which makes for great snorkeling, the base of this fringing reef gradually slopes to 50 feet, then with sheer walls adorned with stalactites and stalagmites to a ledge between 120-150 ft.
To visit the Blue Hole, numerous dive operators can provide day and/or overnight dive trips from Ambergris Caye, Belize City, or other offshore Cayes and Atolls.
This dive works well with a combination of other dives on the spectacular dive spots in the Lighthouse Reef and Turneffe Atoll areas and with a stop at the Half Moon Caye Natural Monument