Amigos Del Mar - Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Charters, Certification Classes

The Great Blue Hole, Belize

A world-class destination for recreational scuba divers attracted by the opportunity to dive in crystal-clear waters and see myriad species of marine life including tropical fish and spectacular coral formations.

A giant marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef. The hole is circular in shape, over 318 meters (1,043 ft) across and 124 meters (407 ft) deep. The world's largest natural formation of its kind.

The world's largest natural formation of its kind and is part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Tropical coral reefs occupy a tenth of 1% of the ocean's floor. Their shallow warm water and stable year round conditions supports some of the most crowded and varied communities in the . New discoveries can be made on each and every one of them.

Amigos del Mar Lighthouse Reef Atool Day trip to the Blue Hole Dive Tours

Lighthouse Reef Atoll Day Trip (The Great Blue Hole)

Blue Hole, Half Moon Wall and Long Caye Aquarium

USD$260

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We plan a trip to the Blue Hole located at the Lighthouse Reef Atoll on a daily basis, but need a minimum of 10 persons (divers or snorkelers) to confirm.

This is 3-tank offshore dive full day trip which consists of the following sites:

  • The Great Blue Hole (divers go down to about 130ft / 40 meters)
  • Half Moon Caye Wall (maximum depth of 50ft-60ft / 15-18 meters)
  • Long Caye Wall also known as The Aquarium (maximum depth of 50ft-60ft / 15-18 meters).

The Blue Hole and the island of Half Moon Caye are natural monuments and as such are protected areas which require park entry fees as follows:

  • Blue Hole: US $30
  • Half Moon Caye: US $10

Total: US $40 (which must be brought in cash to be paid on the island of Half Moon Caye)

Kindly note that to dive the Blue Hole we require a recent logged dive within 6 months and at a minimum depth of 80ft. If these requirements are not met, we recommend doing a local dive before heading out to the Blue Hole.

Pick Up: Done via boat between 5:15 to 5:30am depending on where you are staying. Complimentary pick up extends from Tuto (north) all the way down to Pelican Reef (south).

Food: We include continental breakfast, lunch, fruits throughout the day, refreshments and drinks on the way back.


Boat Ride: 2 to 2 1/2 hours (approx.)

Time: 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Snorkeling at the Blue Hole in Belize, Carribean Sea

Blue Hole Snorkeling

Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye and Long Caye Aquarium

USD$195

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With lunch at World Heritage Site Half Moon Caye home to the nesting Red Footed Booby bird.

The Blue Hole was made famous by Jacques Cousteau's exploration in 1971 of which he declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world. In 2012 Discovery Channel ranked the Great Blue Hole as number one on its list of "The 10 Most Amazing Places on Earth" Requires 10 people to confirm the trip.

We plan a trip to the Blue Hole located at the Lighthouse Reef Atoll on a daily basis, but need a minimum of 10 persons (divers or snorkelers) to confirm.

This us 3-site snorkel full day trip and it takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours to get there.

  • The first site is the Blue Hole where snorkelers will snorkel part of the circumference.
  • We also do two other sites namely Half Moon Caye and
  • the Long Caye Wall also known as The Aquarium as the third site.

The Blue Hole and the island of Half Moon Caye are natural monuments and as such are protected areas which require park entry fees as follows:

  • Blue Hole: US $30
  • Half Moon Caye: US $10

Total: US $40 (which must be brought in cash to be paid on the island of Half Moon Caye)

Complimentary Pick Up: via boat between 5:15 to 5:30am depending on where you are staying

Food: We include continental breakfast, lunch, fruits throughout the day, refreshments and drinks on the way back.


Boat Ride: 2 to 2 1/2 hours (approx.)

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Park Fees are to be paid in cash and are as follow;

  • Blue Hole $40USD,
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve $10USD and
  • Mexico Rocks $10USD

Taxes

All Rates are in USD and are subject to 12.5% General Sales Tax (GST).

Divers and Snorkelers Tour Cancellation Policy

Divers/Snorkelers are required to cancel before 3PM the day prior to their tour date to avoid any charges.
Cancelation after 3pm will result in FULL CHARGES.

Package Cancellation Policy

Packages must be canceled 3 days prior to the tour.
Failure to cancel 3 days prior will result in a 50% charge.

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North Pick Up –

  • Solaria,
  • Las Terrazas,
  • Blue Dolphin,
  • Seascape,
  • Belizean Shores,
  • Captain Morgan's,
  • Cocotal Inn,
  • White Sands Cove,
  • Ocean Air,
  • Grad Caribe,
  • Akbol,
  • Cloisters,
  • Bermuda Landings,
  • Twisted Palms,
  • Tres Cocos,
  • Mara Laguna (Dive Bar),
  • PUR,
  • (Tiki Maya House dock),
  • (Park Place,
  • Caye Casa,
  • Hotel Del Rio,
  • Oasis,
  • Seven Seas,
  • Aqua Vista and Casa en La Playa pick up at Island Diver's dock),
  • and Ocean Tide Beach Resort.

South Pick up-

  • Holiday Hotel,
  • Sun breeze Hotel,
  • Belizean Reef,
  • The Palms Ocean Front,
  • Ramon's Village,
  • Changes In Latitude,
  • (Pedro's Inn,
  • Belize Yacht Club pick up at Belize Diving Adventures Dock),
  • Grand Baymen pick up at Exotic Caye,
  • Corona Del Mar,
  • Coral Bay Villas,
  • Caribbean Villas,
  • Xanadu,
  • Banyan Bay,
  • Grand Colony,
  • Banana Beach,
  • Mata Rocks,
  • Victoria House,
  • Pick up for Mahogany Bay is done at Royal Caribbean dock.

The above is all our complimentary pick up for our local activities. For our offshore ( Blue Hole and Turneffe ) we pick up further North and South.

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DIVING REQUIREMENTS:

Local Reef Diving:

Must have a Junior Open Water Certification or a higher level certification
Must have done a dive within the last year
Divers without logged dives of over 2 years require a mandatory refresher course

Blue Hole Trip:

Must meet requirements stated above
All snorkelers and certified divers are welcome
*Junior Open Water Divers (please see below)

Junior Open Water Divers:

Will be able to snorkel Blue Hole and dive the 2 other sites at Lighthouse Reef
If parents' consent to the Blue Hole, they will be able to go to a maximum depth of approximately 50 feet with a Private Dive Master (separate fee)

Open Water Divers:

Must have proof of logged dives within 6 months

Advanced Open Water Divers & Higher Level Certifications:

Must have proof of logged dives within a year