When you research Belize one of the most popular things Belize is known for is the Great Blue Hole. Unique to Belize, the Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. Deemed a world heritage site by UNESCO, The Great Blue Hole has attracted avid scuba divers from all around the world. The Great Blue Hole is located in the center of Lighthouse Reef roughly 62 miles off the mainland. This marine treasure measures approximately 984 feet wide and is 410 feet deep. Encircling its 1,000 ft radius is a vivid living reef, this amazing structure can even be seen from outer space! There are different ways to experience this one-of-a-kind site.
By Boat – Dive or Snorkel
Belize has always been on divers’ radars as a unique dive destination with its most popular dive site being the Great Blue Hole. The Great Blue Hole is cavern of underwater mystery. Best explored by tank, set your sights on enormous underwater stalactites. To dive the Great Blue Hole advance dive certification is required. The day tour begins at sunrise from the SunBreeze dock and includes a full day of seeing some of the best Belize dive sites. These include The Great Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye and Long Caye. For those who do not dive, snorkelling can be done instead.
The Great Blue Hole is mesmerising and an aerial tour presents a new perspective of its natural beauty. Getting a bird’s eye view of how stunning the staggering 410-foot drop in the middle of a shallow reef system should be a priority item on any adventurer’s bucket list. A fantastic half day tour from the island you can fly over mesmerising blues of the Belize Barrier Reef and absorb the stunning natural beauty of Belize’s Great Blue Hole on a unique helicopter or plane tour from above.