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Blue Hole

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From the air, the Blue Hole, a breathtaking vertical chute that drops several hundred feet through the reef, looks like a dark blue eye in the center of the shallow lagoon. The Blue Hole was first dived by Jacques Cousteau in 1970 and has since become a diver's pilgrimage site. Just over 1,000 feet wide at the surface and dropping almost vertically to a depth of 412 feet, the Blue Hole is like swimming down a mineshaft, but a mineshaft with hammerhead sharks. This excitement is reflected in the thousands of stickers and tee-shirts reading, "I Dived the Blue Hole."

Updated: 08-28-2013

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    As a Scuba Diver, this was a
    "Been There - Done That" sort of Dive.

    Approx. 2 1/2 hour boat ride out to the hole. You depart at 6:00 am. and returned at 6:00 pm,
    It's a Deep Dive, so you don't get a lot of bottom time.
    Interesting underwater formations and large sealife. (sharks & giant grouper).

    Very Glad I went, wouldn't do it again.

    by LaughingParrot, 11/1/09

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