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The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef

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approximately 60 miles off the mainland out of Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-2012
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Blue Hole and Turneffe Islands Helicopter Tour
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The most famous dive site in Belize was discovered by Jacques Cousteau.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“amigos del mar” (34 reviews)
“bucket list” (55 reviews)
“half moon caye” (56 reviews)
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approximately 60 miles off the mainland out of Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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"amigos del mar"
in 34 reviews
"bucket list"
in 55 reviews
"half moon caye"
in 56 reviews
"blue hole"
in 257 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 18 reviews
"tropic air"
in 21 reviews
"jacques cousteau"
in 10 reviews
"long boat ride"
in 19 reviews
"marine life"
in 34 reviews
"deep dive"
in 17 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 6 reviews
"fish"
in 48 reviews
"aqua scuba"
in 5 reviews
"great dive"
in 15 reviews
"red footed booby"
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Reviewed yesterday

We SNORKLED the Blue Hole with Island Expeditions while staying on their 6-night adventure on Half Moon Caye. We’d heard that the snorkel experience was over-hyped and would be no good. NOT TRUE. We’ve snorkeled in the USVI, in Tahiti, in Mexico, in the Galapagos...More

Thank Travelaholic2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok ... this has been on our bucket list for about 15 years. We finally got the chance to dive the Great Blue Hole and we were a little underwhelmed with the dive into the Great Blue. The trip itself was excellent, we did 3...More

Thank Jon W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I took the trip over with Ramons. It took us 2 hours to get there and over 3 to get back, and the seas were very rough. Plenty of vomit. The dive into the hole itself is actually very underwhelming. I had...More

Thank GavWah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was aware that it would not look like pictures from the air and that little sea life would be visible while diving the blue hole. Not a fan of cave diving, but did not feel enclosed around the stalactites formed at 130 ft. Still...More

1  Thank Tina G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip by boat is not for the weak of stomach, very rough waters 2.5 hours just to get to the blue hole. Was not impressed with the snorkeling, boat or crew. Skip it and take advantage of the snorkeling near shore - much better...More

Thank colcat17
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a flight on tropic air to fly the blue hole. It was a great and beautiful trip flying over the beautiful sea. The blue hole is great to see by air. Well worth the trip

Thank Erich A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From San Pedro it takes 2,5 hrs in rough seas to get there. Your bottom time is about 8 minutes but those 8 minutes are so boring that you don’t need more time. Although we knew from the beginning that corals and wildlife does not...More

Thank Alice H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really loved my snorkelling experience with Amigos del Mar to the Bue Hole. I have paid USD 185 and 40 USD for a park fee. Departure at 6 am and we came back at 5 pm. The trip included a breakfast and lunch. We had...More

2  Thank patricksaldivan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Hole in Belize is a must for all experienced divers. Make sure you ask many questions with the dive center of your choice when on San Pedro Island Belize.

Thank Carl C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so finally decided to do the Blue Hole during a visit to Belize. The dive itself is interesting, but in itself not worth the trip out. Take the whole experience in, including the trip out there through Turneffe, a beautiful lunch on Half Moon...More

Thank Miran K
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islandseeker5
8 January 2018|
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Response from BertiePonsonbySmythe | Reviewed this property |
You can either go with a dive club (of which there are numerous - take your pick!) or you can charter a boat through the charter companies (best to ask in advance through your hotel or look online).The dive clubs will also... More
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dd208
12 May 2017|
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Response from HondaMike | Reviewed this property |
I took my 4 year old on the helicopter tour. And 6 years ago took dive and snorkel tour. Prices vary depending on season. i booked from Belize... much cheaper then online web sites. The boat tour is awesome if you... More
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Nicky R
30 March 2017|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, go with Amigos Del Mar
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