Lighthouse Reef, the most remote of all the atolls in Belize, remains wild and unspoiled. It has over 20 world-renowned dive and snorkel sites, including Blue Hole. An atoll is an island or islands of dry land formed by a coral reef. The coral reefs at Lighthouse Reef atoll are home to more than 200 species of fish and a spectacular variety of reef types.
You will be picked up from Half Moon Cay for a 45-minute boat ride to the Blue Hole. Before getting into the water your professional snorkel master will present a snorkel briefing that summarises snorkelling techniques and go over the snorkelling plan. You will learn how to prepare your mask so you get the best view underwater. Then it’s time to enjoy a true snorkelling adventure, showing you a hidden world full of interesting sights!
The Blue Hole is a feature attraction of diving in Belize, especially for divers with an appreciation for geographical phenomena. The coral breaks the surface in many sections at low tide and except for two narrow channels, the reef surrounds the hole. The hole itself is the opening to a system of caves and passageways that penetrate this undersea mountain. The Blue Hole is famous for its sponges, barracuda, corals, angelfish, and a school of sharks often seen patrolling the hole’s edge.