The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef, Ambergris Caye

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Jacques Cousteau declared The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef as one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world, offering spectacular views from both underwater and in the air. This vast submarine sink hole measures over 300 m (984 ft) across and 124 m (407 ft) deep. Divers can examine the enormous limestone stalactites and meet a variety of aquatic inhabitants, including Caribbean reef sharks dwelling in the depths. From dry land, witness a stunning bird's eye view of the hole from one of the scenic flight tours. Using our custom trip planner, San Pedro attractions like The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I was aware that it would not look like pictures from the air and that little sea life would be visible while diving the blue hole. Not a fan of cave diving, but did not feel enclosed around the stala...  more »
  • This trip by boat is not for the weak of stomach, very rough waters 2.5 hours just to get to the blue hole. Was not impressed with the snorkeling, boat or crew. Skip it and take advantage of the snork...  more »
  • We booked a flight on tropic air to fly the blue hole. It was a great and beautiful trip flying over the beautiful sea. The blue hole is great to see by air. Well worth the trip  more »

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San Pedro abounds with accommodations ranging from humble guesthouses to extravagant resorts. Almost all line the east coast, offering pleasant views over the sea. Most hotels and resorts include air-conditioned rooms, as well as onsite swimming pools and restaurants. For something more isolated and away from the touristy sections of town, stay at one of the few resorts lining the bay to the east.
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