The Blue Hole in Belize is a world-renowned dive site that attracts divers from all over the globe. This natural wonder is a giant sinkhole that measures 300 meters across and 125 meters deep, making it one of the most unique and challenging dive sites in the world. Diving the Blue Hole is a bucket list experience that requires advanced diving skills, but the rewards are well worth the effort.
The dive profile for the Blue Hole is quite different from most other dive sites. The dive starts with a descent to 30 meters, where divers will encounter the first of many stalactites and stalagmites that make this dive so unique. The dive then continues to a depth of 40 meters, where divers will encounter the famous “Great Blue Hole Arch.” This arch is a natural formation that is 60 meters wide and 25 meters high. Divers can swim through the arch and explore the cavernous space beyond. After exploring the arch, divers will ascend to a depth of 15 meters, where they can explore the coral formations and marine life that make this dive so special. The dive lasts for approximately 45 minutes, and divers must have a minimum of 50 logged dives and an advanced open water certification to participate.
Local Dive Shops There are several local dive shops that offer trips to the Blue Hole, including Amigos Del Mar, Belize Pro Dive Center, and Ramon’s Village Divers. These dive shops offer a range of services, including equipment rental, transportation to and from the dive site, and experienced dive guides who are familiar with the Blue Hole’s unique challenges.