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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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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approximately 60 miles off the mainland out of Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-2012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazingly beautiful! There is nothing prettier than the blue blue waters in Belize! It's more affordable by tour but we did a private charter with Creative Tours Belize, so it was only one of our stops on our day trip!

Thank Cyndi L W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with the dive team from Turneffe Island Resort taking a boat ride of roughly 90 minutes if I recall after which we had lunch on Half Moon Caye. While we did not see much in the way of marine life in the Hole...More

Thank Lotek7
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very rare reef a couple of hours boat trip from San Pedro. If you can you shouldn't miss it, lots of availble companies with tours.

Thank ccnsd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting dive but not phenomenal, you go down 130 feet, swim thru some features and come back up. Nice dive that you must do once. Remember to look down as you descend, you may see some big sharks

Thank celser2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flying over the blue hole is amazing. Marc the pilot was great and turend around when hè spotted 3 manatees, awesome!! We also saw Rays and sharks. The sightings are great and fun to see San Pedro and Caye Caulker from the sky. The blue...More

Thank Gabi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a world famous deep dive. The rim makes for great snorkling if you are not diving. Lighthouse Reef offers a nice hike for bird watching and a nice picnic area.

Thank ROSE M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A 2.5 hour boat ride in open waters gets you there. A drop to 45-50 feet sandbank, then drop to 130-135 ft for 8-10 mins bottom time mainly inside a cavern like area (bring your torch) with stalagmite and stalactites galore. The next 10 minutes...More

Thank RAFI K
Reviewed 31 October 2017

My wife and I a great experience diving the Blue Hole in Belize. "Amigo Del Mar" in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, has daily trips to the Blue Hole. It's a 3 dive excursion that starts with a 3 hour boat ride to the "Hole" to...More

3  Thank fpmckenzie
Reviewed 30 October 2017

After two days of rain and clouds the day we went out to the blue hole was sunny, clear with deep blue skies. After 2.5 hours on the boat with Amigos Del mar dive shop we got to the Blue Hole. All the rules were...More

3  Thank 327Aries
Reviewed 30 October 2017

5:30 am check-in time Raining on island 2.5 hours on boat, raining the whole time Arrival at blue hole underwhelming- you couldn't see the "hole" at all. Then the sun came out - Snorkeling was AMAZING! Coral and fish showed every color of the rainbow....More

Thank apniskern
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11 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
Nicky R
30 March 2017|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, go with Amigos Del Mar
18 March 2017|
Response from Gabi B | Reviewed this property |
We used Javier Flight Service, but you can also use Maya Airlines
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