San Pedro, Belize
$355 Per Person
Every Day at 6:00 am
Scuba Diving at Great Blue Hole
- Dive the world famous Great Blue Hole just off the coast of Belize.
- Dive in crystal clear water
- See several species of fish, including giant groupers, nurse sharks and several types of reef sharks
This is a popular spot amongst recreational scuba divers, who are lured by the opportunity to dive in crystal clear water and meet several species of fish, including giant groupers, nurse sharks and several types of reef sharks, such as the Caribbean Reef Shark or the Blacktip Shark. Other species of sharks, like the bull shark or hammerheads, have been reported but are not regular sightings.
The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 45 miles from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep. It was formed as a limestone cave system during the last ice age when sea levels were much lower. As the ocean began to rise again the caves flooded, and the roof collapsed.
This site was made famous by Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world. In 1971, he brought his ship, the Calypso, to the hole to chart its depths. Investigations by this expedition confirmed the holes origin as typical Karst limestone formations, formed before rises in sea level in at least four stages, leaving ledges at depths of 70, 160 and 300 feet. Stalactites were retrieved from submerged caves, confirming their previous formation above sea level. Some of these stalactites were also off-vertical by 10 13 in a consistent orientation, thus indicating that there had also been some past geological shift and tilting of the underlying plateau, followed by a long period in the current plane.
Dive trips to the Great Blue Hole are full-day trips, starting at 6am. As well as one dive in the Blue Hole you wil do two more dives in nearby reefs.
Scuba Equipment, bird watching
Minimum 8 guests.
Maximum 12 guests.
No age requirements.
Sun screen, hat, towel, camera
Hotel/Resort Pick-Up or at our dock.
Hotel pickup available!
Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13136838
- Tour Operator
- Project Expedition
- 1 Days
- Escorted - Yes
- Difficulty Level
- Difficulty Level - Moderate
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- Scuba Diving
- The tour can be cancelled due to bad weather
Padi Open Water Diver certification requiredPhysically and mentally fit