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“One off the bucket list!”

The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef
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Owner description: The most famous dive site in Belize was discovered by Jacques Cousteau.
Kelowna
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“One off the bucket list!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

The dive itself isn't particularly spectacular, more of something I always wanted to do. HOWEVER, the dives around the Belize Audubon Site were absolutely stunning and you just can't miss these dives if you're into that!

Visited February 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Blue Hole Ok, Lighthouse Reef/Aquarium Better”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We went on a day long trip which took in the Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef & Half Moon Caye and The Aquarium. For a snorkeler the Blue Hole was a bit of a disappointment. murky water, and not a diverse variety of fish or marine life but lots of coral. Lighthouse Reef provided more marine/fish life (Rays, Octopus, Turtles, Squid, and a variety of fish). Half Moon Caye is home to nesting Red Footed Booby's and Frigates, and Iguana's. Lovely place for a restful lunch. The Aquarium has many varieties of fish and the water is very clear here, We booked our tour with Amigos Del Mar and the boat staff were just amazing. They made sure we all had the opportunity to view the marine life, and the breakfast & lunch provided was filling and tasty. Thanks Amigos Del Mar for a wonderful day on and in the ocean.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply amazing”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

I'm not a diver but still knew I had to go out to the blue hole. I did not miss a thing snorkelling. There were still sharks, turtles plenty of beautiful coloured coral. It was a bit of a rough crossing but worth it. The tour company we went with were brilliantly organised. I advise to take a long sleeved t-shirt and lots if sun cream as I got badly sunburnt as I was out in the water for a long time!

Visited February 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A special place in the carribean”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The fascinating (& terrifying) "Blue Hole". One of the top 10 amazing sites per Discovery channel- It is the must-dive site for all divers; we were lucky to at least visit and snorkel around the 3200 ft circumference of this fabulous natural watery cavern in the middle of the Caribbean 60 miles away from our resort on an island. It was frightening at times sighting sharks among schools of all that exotic aquatic life along the reef- but it was exhilarating. It is a must visit if you are in Belize.

Visited August 2013
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Well first off we did it because we were there; but we enjoyed the other 4 days of diving better. Its a blue hole and deep; saw sharks but if you are limited on time and cash do the other dives. The lighthouse was nice; the boat ride to the hole is 2.5 hours one way so you need to be up for it.

Visited July 2013
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