The Grand Blue Hole – Coast of Belize

If you consider yourself an adventure lover the Grand Blue Hole is just the right place for you. The site has been declared as being the most adventurous. The largest submarine sinkhole Blue Hole that caught the attention of the world after Jacques Cousteau recommendation is today’s popular tourist spot.

Blue Hole Coast of Belize
Blue Hole Coast of Belize

The Blue Hole is located near center of Lighthouse Reef in the Coast of Belize. This large, circular hole is 300 meters in length with a depth of 124 meters. The Blue Hole has formed due to the quaternary glaciations at the time when the sea levels were lower. The statistics show the formation of this great Blue Hole took place in different time spans including 153,000, 66,000, 60,000 and 15,000 years.

The Blue Hole is a flooded cave. The Great Blue Hole is actually a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Grand Blue Hole
Grand Blue Hole

The Blue Hole was included as in the list of “The most Amazing Places of Earth” by discovery Channel. The place is incredible for scuba diving. The Blue Hole is reached through a boat and then the diving can be practiced.The dive in the crystal clear water provides an opportunity to discover the sea world. There are several species of fish i.e. Midnight Parrotfish, Caribbean reef shark, the bull shark and hammerheads which one can see while diving.

The Grand Blue Hole at Coast of Belize
The Grand Blue Hole at Coast of Belize

The Google rating for the Blue Hole is 4.7 stars. The people who have been to the Blue Hole consider it to be a epic dive spot for scuba divers. Some people consider it to be a diving spot that requires skill and practice. The Blue Hole has been called as exceptional and an inspirational one for the adventure lovers who have been there.

The Grand Blue Hole
The Grand Blue Hole

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