Deep in the middle of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, is a large dark blue circle known worldwide as the “Blue Hole”. Situated in the centre of the Lighthouse Reef, the Blue Hole figures as one of the top 10 diving sites in the world and is listed as a World Heritage Site. Over 1,000 feet (304.8 m) across and 400 feet (121.9 m) deep, Blue Hole is the dream destination for any scuba diver.
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For an enjoyable visit to the world famous Blue Hole, you need to pick the right time to plan a visit. Instead of visiting this place during the rainy season which starts from June to December, plan your visit around the months of January till May. During this time, you will get pleasant warm weather along with blooming tropical flora.
To visit the famed Blue Hole you need to first travel to Ambergris Caye. First fly to Cancun and then take another flight to Belize City, followed by another short flight that would take you to Ambergris Caye. If there is enough time, one can also plan a trip by bus.
As the palm-frocked island of Ambergris Caye is always crowded by tourists, book your rooms in advance in any resort or hotel. Contact some good travel agency to help you choose the best deals.
Ask the staff of the hotel or resort you would be staying in to arrange for speedboats to take you to the Blue Hole early in the morning.
As this is not an easy place to reach, also ask for an expert guide to help you see the place without any sort of accidents.
Eat light food before diving and wear comfortable clothes.
While at Blue Hole, you can try out adventure activities such as scuba diving, cruising, fishing or swimming.
You can bring your own diving equipment or rent the equipment from the guide shops. It is easier to rent the equipment than to carry it.
Whatever you do don’t stress yourself. Take long walks along the beach and as the locals can understand English, you would not face any problems in interacting with them.
If you have time to spend, you can even take a river cruise to the Mayan ruins at Lamanai, do some tubing in underground caves or explore the eco-resorts of the jungle areas near the Guatemalan border.
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