Part of the Lighthouse Reef System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Blue Hole is 60 miles off the mainland of Belize and is one of the greatest dive sites in the world.

Ollie and Kate B are here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Flight from London London

10:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -3 hrs

The Blue Hole is a world class dive spot, especially favoured by recreational divers for its crystal clear waters and array of marine life. It is home to countless species of marine life including angelfish, sponges, barracudas and different species of shark as well as impressive coral formations. This coupled with a minimum water temperature of 76 degrees (or above!) as far down as 130 feet help to make the Blue Hole one of the most magnificent dive sites in the world.

Dive trips to the Great Blue Hole are day trips that usually consist of one dive in the Blue Hole and two additional dives in nearby reefs.


Original Highlight

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Jacques Cousteau - a man of just about everything whose many jobs included French Naval Officer, Oceanographer, author and photographer - declared the Blue Hole one of the best scuba diving spots in the world

Saskia, Original Traveller

Where to stay



Matachica is located close to Belize’s Great Barrier Reef, on a powdery white sand beach. Think low-key barefoot vibe; more for the laid-back traveller than the set-in-their-ways traditionalist.

Spa Suite, Victoria House

Victoria House

Victoria House lies between picturesque white beaches and coconut groves with lush tropical gardens planted with hibiscus, bougainvillea and oleander.

El Secreto

El Secreto

El Secreto is an exclusive and secluded resort on the sandy shores of an island enjoying views of the palm fringed beaches and protected reef of nearby Ambergris Caye.

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Ollie and Kate B are our The Cayes experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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