Belize is known for many things — its stunning white sand beaches, sunny skies, kind people, and varied wildlife, to name a few. However, Belize also attracts divers from around the world because of one of its most famous natural wonders: the Great Blue Hole.
Located in the center of Lighthouse Reef, about 43 miles from Belize, the Great Blue Hole is the largest marine sinkhole in the world and can be seen from outer space. It was formed by glaciers moving during the ice age when sea levels were much lower. Now, it is a renowned diving site made famous by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970s. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At its deepest, the Great Blue Hole reaches a depth of 440 feet and is over 1,000 feet wide. The hole contains submerged caves, as well, full of rock formations known as stalactites and stalagmites that were formed when the hole was above ground.
Diving the Great Blue Hole is one of the quintessential experiences of visiting Belize. Mayan Princess offers tours to the hole, where guests may see this remarkable natural wonder up close.
We look forward to diving the Great Blue Hole with you!