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Scuba diving in the Great Blue Hole in Belize is a dream for many divers around the world. The Great Blue Hole is a massive underwater sinkhole located off the coast of Belize, near the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. It is famous for its crystal-clear waters and stunning underwater formations, making it a world-renowned dive site.
The Great Blue Hole (130ft/40M Dive)
The adventure begins with a thrilling boat ride (approx. 2.5hrs) from San Pedro, Belize, to the iconic Blue Hole. This marine marvel is a perfectly circular sinkhole that reaches depths of over 400 feet (124 meters). As you approach, the sapphire waters of the Caribbean Sea transform into a deep indigo, and you'll feel the excitement building. The Blue Hole is a world-renowned marine site, attracting divers and snorkelers from around the globe eager to explore its incredible underwater formations, including stalactites and limestone formations. Surrounded by the sheer limestone walls and the possibility of spotting sharks and other marine life.
Half Moon Caye Wall (60ft/18M Dive)
Diving at Half Moon Caye is like entering an aquatic wonderland. This reef, located just offshore, features stunning coral wall formations teeming with colorful fish and other marine creatures. The vibrant coral gardens create a kaleidoscope of colors and provide a safe haven for a wide range of species, making it an ideal spot for divers to encounter the underwater beauty of Belize. Sharks, Turtles, and schools of fish are just a few of the things you will encounter on one of the best dives for marine life Belize has to offer.
Half Moon Caye Island
After the awe-inspiring dive to the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye Wall, your day continues to the island of Half Moon Caye, a protected marine reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This remote and pristine island is an essential nesting ground for the rare red-footed booby bird, and its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters make it a picture-perfect paradise. Relax and have lunch on the beach, explore the island's trails, or bird-watch to witness the incredible diversity of avian life.
The Aquarium (60ft/18M Dive)
The Aquarium is another incredible diving destination within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. This area is known for its calm and clear waters, making it perfect for exploring the diverse marine life that inhabits the coral gardens. Expect to encounter schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, and an array of vibrant coral species. The Aquarium is a photographer's paradise, with endless opportunities to capture the natural splendor of Belize's underwater world.
After your dives enjoy the ride back with a picturesque view and a rum punch in hand!
Overall, The Blue Hole snorkel trip from San Pedro, Belize, is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines thrilling underwater exploration, stunning natural beauty, and a deep appreciation for the marine wonders of this Central American paradise. Whether you're an experienced snorkeler or a first-timer, this excursion promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Belize's marine treasures.
Diver Requirements for Blue Hole Dive:
- Open Water Certified (preferred Advanced diver)
- Recently logged dive to 80ft or deeper
- Fully completed Medical and Liability forms, if there are any issues, they will require a clearance
- Note: Min age on the boat is 15 years, whether a diver or a snorkeler
Get the required R.S.T.C. Medical Statement HERE in English.
- Scuba diving equipment NOT included
- $40 park fee is NOT included
- 12.5% General Sales Tax is NOT included
- Continental breakfast
- Water and sodas
- Fruit and snacks
- Light alcohol upon return
- If you were Scuba Certified with Belize Pro Dive Center, you get Free Equipment Rental
- Free scheduled pick up by BOAT from the nearest pier to your hotel or accommodations within reasonable distance
- Equipment rental
- General Sales Tax
- $40 Blue Hole Park Fee