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The Blue Hole is located 45 miles due east of Ambergris Caye and is located at Lighthouse Reef Atoll. The Blue Hole is accesible from Ambergris Caye by several operators whom offer full day trips departing several times weekly.
The Blue Hole of Belize is unique and is the only Blue Hole that can actually be seen from space with the naked eye. It was originally an above ground cave and as the water levels rose the weight of the water caused the roof to collapse and form an almost perfect circular hole.
The Blue Hole is 460ft deep and 1000ft in diameter.
Blue Hole day trips depart from Ambergris Caye at 5.30am and takes approx 2 hours 30 minutes depending on the weather. Trips sometimes pick up at Caye Caulker and the time is about the same to get to the Blue Hole.
The Blue Hole is more of a dive destination but it also offers excellent snorkeling around the rim of the hole.
The trip is not cheap and costs $250.00 for a day trip and includes 3 dives, light breakfast, Lunch, soft drinks and snacks, if you are a snorkeler you are looking at about $165.00 you can decrease those rates if you use Belize Dive Discounts as they offer a 20% Discount and you can choose which operator you want to use.
Its a long day but a great day and visitor will enjoy a great day of adventure