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The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef

approximately 60 miles off the mainland out of Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-2012
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Blue Hole and Turneffe Islands Helicopter Tour
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The most famous dive site in Belize was discovered by Jacques Cousteau.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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approximately 60 miles off the mainland out of Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-2012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok I admit. I thought this was going to be over-hyped and over-priced; we have all seen the Jacques Cousteau videos and marvelled but knowing how long the actual dive was going to be (22 mins from in to out of water) I did seriously...More

1  Thank BertiePonsonbySmythe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Great Blue Hole is a must-see for divers, but it looks a lot more impressive from the air than at sea. It's a sink hole full of 400' of water. There is is some sea life but not like the reef. The Turnoff Island...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the reason I wanted to see Belize. But it is also very difficult to get to. You can go diving or snorkeling (I've heard it's not the best place for either if you're looking for marine life), take a helicopter, or a...More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The blue hole is one of those places where you're really in awe of nature and feel tiny in comparison. I don't dive and only snorkeled around the blue hole but even that was well worth the money. We saw a wide variety of fish...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We did not want to take the long boat ride out to the Blue Hole, so we decided to do a 90 minute airplane ride with Tropic Air. This was a nice trip. We sat in the back of the plane. The only thing I...More

1  Thank Teeth2004
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you love to dive, this ocean sink hole is a dream...close ups with Caribbean reef sharks and Blacktip sharks amongst other beautiful creatures...loved every moment underwater with my love xoxo...highly, highly recommend

Thank 905suzannep
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The best reason to dive the Great Blue Hole is bragging rights. There aren't many fish in the hole (we did see five sharks) and the dive is deep and short, but swimming past stalactites that are many feet in diameter and 30 feet long...More

Thank michaeldI9163JB
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Unbelievable experience! When your up in the sky looking down on it you just can't believe what your seeing and with it being part of the Barrier Reef you could see stingray,Sharks and numerous other fish. Our pilot and guide told us so much about...More

Thank albanveliuguide
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to take a scenic flight from Belize city to fly over the blue hole. It takes almost 30 minutes just to fly there. The hole is quite spectacular and worth seeing. The scenic flight is quite expensive. We flew with Mayan Air. They...More

Thank Dajoma
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A Blue Hole dive is a great experience and one which SHOULD be included at least once when diving Belize. It is, after-all, what Belize is probably best known for. It is Belizes' "Eiffel Tower." "Big Ben", "Great Wall", "Times Square" . Going over the...More

1  Thank jdevine42
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12 May 2017|
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Response from HondaMike | Reviewed this property |
I took my 4 year old on the helicopter tour. And 6 years ago took dive and snorkel tour. Prices vary depending on season. i booked from Belize... much cheaper then online web sites. The boat tour is awesome if you... More
Nicky R
30 March 2017|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, go with Amigos Del Mar