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Great Blue Hole Of Belize- Largest Sea Hole In The World

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau.

United States, May 27 (Uitv) - The Great Blue Hole is a giant submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 m across and 108 m deep. 

Known for its circular shape and strikingly deep blue color, the Great Blue Hole is a 1,000-foot-wide sinkhole in the middle of Belize's Lighthouse Reef.

While an aerial shot is enough to convince anyone of its beauty, scuba divers are the ones who get to experience the wonders that lie beneath—massive limestone stalactites and stalagmites that formed during the last glacial period.

Diving the Blue Hole in Belize is considered one of the top ten dive destinations in the world with its crystal clear, warm waters and diverse marine fauna.

The Blue hole is also accessible by aerial tour from several Belize airlines.

At the center of Lighthouse Reef system, about 60 miles off of the mainland Belize City, lies one of the most fascinating scuba diving experiences on earth.

At a quarter mile across (.4km) and 480 feet (145 m) deep, guests from around the world arrive each year to go scuba diving in the Great Blue Hole of Belize.

Dive trips to the Blue Hole are offered year-round with liveaboard trips often the preferred method of diving here, as reaching the outer atolls and the Blue Hole on a daily basis is a long and sometimes uncomfortable journey.

The Great Blue Hole is part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).