Dean's Blue Hole
Dean's Blue Hole
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Donna S
Macungie,PA109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
First of all, so glad I did not choose a rental in the area of Deans. A Canadian we met, who lives on the island in the winter, called it “sketchy.” It’s safe, but a bit run down. Hole is fascinating, and we did snorkel. Saw some Sergeant-majors, a tang or two. March can be windy and the past few days’ weather made the water a bit murky. As with many beaches on the Atlantic side (Lochabar) there is trash washed up from the ocean. It’s probably from Cuba is my guess. It sort of creeped me out that people died in the hole either while free diving or because they couldn’t swim. Bottom line: we loved Long Island, and Dean’s Blue hole is worth seeing, but I’ve had better snorkeling experiences in other parts of the Caribbean.
Written 15 March 2020
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Lynda M
Madison, Ms, USA49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is a beautiful place with great views and lots of beach to see. One word of caution. A small cruise ship has started coming to the island. At the moment it’s on Thursdays. We were there one day when they were setting up for the cruise tour to come. It would be a good idea to know the days they come because it could get really busy.
Written 19 July 2021
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14jkc
Pittsburgh, PA344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The pictures do not do this place justice. So gorgeous! Then again, much of the island is postcard beautiful. I thought I would be a little bit freaked out swimming over the hole, but I wasn't. It was more mesmerizing. We visited twice at 2 different times of day and it made a difference. The water was clearer at certain times and we saw more fish when it was less busy. At one point my husband was just snorkeling over the dropoff and a huge stingray came up out of the hole. It was wild. We were too scared to jump off the cliff, but we did climb up the rocks a bit. What great views. You cannot come to Long Island and miss DBH.
Written 23 February 2020
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Bri-Bri-TO
Toronto, Canada304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We were really surprised at how great the snorkelling was here. Lots of fish school around the lip of the hole. If you snorkel off to the right into the sandy grass, there are lots of rays and turtles too.

It’s best when the sun is out, so the depths of the hole are a bit more visible and you can see more of the beautiful fish.

As other people have mentioned, snorkelling around/over the hole is the main attraction, but the beach itself is also amazing. You’ll stay longer than you expected to.
Written 2 January 2022
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Reisha R
Nassau, New Providence Island21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
When I visited with family, they didn't want to explore the hole and I was scared to do it alone. However, I was fortunate to visit during the freediving competition season and one of the competitors saw my dilemma and volunteered to explore it with me. I am still grateful for him. He showed me around the whole and explained the competition and its equipment. It was an awesome and beautiful experience - a must do when visiting the island. Next time, I will try jumping off the rocks.
Written 14 May 2024
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Michael E
Baltimore, Maryland, United States24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
The view of Dean's Blue Hole from the shore is beautiful with white powder sands and tall cliffs all around you. The view from the cliffs is inspiring with all shades of blue from light turquoise to dark indigo. The view through the window of your mask while snorkeling will rival some of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean. Lots of fish from schools of jacks to tiny baitfish. And the view from inside the blue hole looking up is amazing!

A note to SCUBA divers, if you are diving this sight below the rim of the blue hole be advised that it should be considered an advanced dive. It drops to over 600' and it is very easy to descend too deep if your are not very careful, you will find yourself under overhangs, you will want a dive light, and there is no rescue help to get you if you make a mistake. A dive guide that knows the sight would be advised.

One final note is that it was sad to see a lot of trash piled up by the overflowing trash can when we pulled up. Since this appears to be the major attraction on Long Island, you would think that the local government would do more to keep the area clean or at least empty the trash can more often. If you go, it would be best to plan to carry out what ever trash you make and maybe a few extra pieces while you are at it!
Written 5 August 2012
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Janice25
Cleveland, OH53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Okay, you have to experience this...I am not a diver or a cliff-jumper. I'm just a little old lady from Cleveland, Ohio, but I snorkeled right up to the abyss, and i looked into it! Yay for me! My niece was so proud of me and said i was "brave." Ha! Brave or not, you have to see this thing. No monsters came out of it when I was there, but...you never know, right?
Written 27 June 2018
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Marissa H
Miami, FL35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
One of a kind experience. It is what drew us to Long Island. However, don't plan to dive! We were lucky that we tagged along with a group that had come down from a dive shop in Stella Maris and rented a tank. Otherwise, there are no tanks in the vicinity...
Written 29 July 2015
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GRZ
Chicago, IL11,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We have returned to Long Island almost 4 years later, and despite staying in the north of the island this time we decided that before we head to the CSM area, we go south to revisit this stunning place - and I am so happy we did - it's a serene experience, and seeing it again after having the dip in the water years back, then seeing it on TV in some recent diving shows on Netflix, it was cool to witness it once again - my top 3 of Long Island next to CSM and the Erna's Nature Pool!

TIP: the road seemed to be more beaten since I remember it, so take it slow as you can easily lose wheels :)
Written 15 February 2024
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Cruiser653376
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Headed to this beautiful blue hole,the second deepest blue hole in the world. Walked to the beach and even though the sea had a fair amount of chop the blue hole is shelterd so we swam over the edge
Saw many colorful fish before the steep drop off. Quite a strange feeling to be so suddenly so deep but not scary. Climbed up a little hill to get a great photo. Worth a visit.
Written 14 April 2019
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