The Belize Blue Hole

Belize Great Blue Hole Tour

Explore a contender of the eight wonders of the world, the Belize Blue Hole…

Located off the coast of Belize within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, the Belize Blue Hole is a perfectly circular underwater sinkhole. What was previously a limestone cave system, is now one of the most unique natural creations known as the Belize Blue Hole. As sea levels rose during the last Ice Age, the cave flooded and its roof collapsed into this sinkhole resulting in a marine wonder known for its sparkling blue waters, wealth of coral formations, sharks and fish, and deep caves filled with stalactites. 

Belize Reef & Blue Hole Diving Tour

Belize Blue Hole Diving video courtesy Discover Belize Now

Belize Great Blue Hole & Lighthouse Reef Dive

Check this off your bucket list as you dive the Belize Blue Hole in Lighthouse Reef Atoll! A rare and wonderful dive, the Great Blue Hole is a perfectly circular hole surrounded by coral edges and filled with stalactite and limestone cave ridges to depths as deep as 400 feet.

Lighthouse Reef is known for its breathtaking deep walls and crests, sand flats, coral gardens including soft coral, and sponge gardens with a variety of topography including some spectacular spur and groove formations. There is also a great mix of large pelagic and small reef creatures. This is a place where you can expect a mixture of large and small animals from flounders and neck crabs to turtles, sharks, and rays while diving.

Also on Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of Belize’s largest protected areas and national parks, Half Moon Caye Natural Monument. Home to both shallow and deep waters, it is possible to snorkel and dive.

This 3-tank dive trip is 50 miles offshore and is the furthest from the mainland. Since the Belize Blue Hole dive requires a minimum depth of 130ft, only certified advanced and experienced divers should attempt this dive. Due to the depth of this dive, bottom time is limited at about 8 minutes and good buoyancy skills are required to do the mandatory safety stop. If you are a certified advanced diver, but do not have any dives logged recently, you might be prompted to do a refresher dive where the dive master will monitor your abilities and how your body reacts while diving in deeper water. He/she will then determine if you are able to participate in this dive.

For those interested in snorkeling, the Great Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef Atoll Tour can also be offered as a Snorkeling Tour.

Departure Time: 6:00am
Return Time: 4:00pm
Travel Time: 2.5 Hours each way

What to bring: dive certification card, sunscreen, hat, swim/dive wear, underwater camera, Dramamine, and power/granola bars

This is an à la carte tour:
The Great Blue Hole Dive Tour is not included in our All Inclusive Packages.

Tour Pricing & Availability:
Dive tours and courses are contracted out by a third party dive operator and can be scheduled upon arrival with our front desk/concierge. Costs for Belize dive tours and courses vary depending on the dive site, minimum number of divers required, and rental equipment needed. Our front desk/concierge will work closely with you and the third party operator to ensure a smooth Belize dive experience.


Scheduled tours are included in the All Inclusive and Mayan Jungle & Beach packages. See each package page for the number of tours included.

À la carte tours and Add-Ons are not included in our vacation packages. Contact our reservation team to express your interest in any of these tours. Tours and/or Add-Ons and services are confirmed upon arrival and paid for at check-out. Any additional tours and services are confirmed and billed by the front desk. Kindly review our tour policies, which are listed on our policies page. The Deep Sea Fishing Tour has its own policy, which can be found on the Deep Sea Fishing Tour page.

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The snorkeling and island hopping was probably my favorite. While snorkeling they show you, teach you and even let you hold different creatures in the ocean. – TripAdvisor user
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