We start this trip bright and early and head 50 miles offshore to the Great Blue Hole, which takes approximately 2.5 hours. Once there you can go down 130 feet to view the largest underwater dripstones on the planet! We have two Blue Hole dive profiles. Only experienced, comfortable divers will be permitted to dive to 130 feet. Other divers will enjoy a comfortable, 60-foot Blue Hole dive.
After the Blue Hole, we head a short distance to Half Moon Caye Bird Sanctuary. Located at the southeast corner of Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Caye has some of Belize’s clearest waters and finest beaches. This 45-acre island, managed by the Belize Audubon Society, was declared a natural monument in 1981, largely because of its Hawk’s Bill and Loggerhead Turtle nesting sites, as well as its 4,000 red footed boobies. These rare birds are a glistening white color with bright red webbed feet. The birds nest in the heavily wooded west end of the island where there is a viewing platform allowing visitors an unbelievable view of both the reef and the trees covered with booby and frigate birds.
Our second dive explores the Half Moon Caye wall, a unique topography of swim-through channels. Immense coral buttresses are decorated with black corals, gorgonia, sea whips, a variety of brightly colored sponges, as well as a profusion of reef fish and cruising pelagics. Divers then return to Half Moon Caye to a picnic lunch and a relaxing surface interval before heading out to Long Caye for our third and final dive site. Perched on the edge of the cobalt blue abyss, “The Aquarium”, starts in only 15-20 feet of water before plummeting downward. This site offers what is arguably some of Belize’s most prolific and high energy diving. We then depart for our 2-hour journey home with the wind at our back and the sun setting over the Maya Mountains before us.
Note: The Blue Hole trip is dependent on weather and a minimum number of divers signing up. We average this trip about once every two weeks. Groups can prearrange this trip with the front desk prior to arrival.
Gear rental not included.
Departure Time: 6:00 am
Approx. Return Time: 5:00 pm
Number of Dives: Three tank dive
Food/Drinks: Lunch, juice & water
Recommended to Bring: Bottled water, sunscreen, bug repellent, cap or hat, sunglasses, long pants, t-shirt and long sleeved shirt, camera, binoculars, swimsuit, beach towel and extra (dry) clothes for the end of your day.