Sunday, October 1, 2017

Read This Important Information About The Blue Hole Dive.

The Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole that is 412 feet deep and 1,000 feet wide. It is located forty-three (43) miles from the mainland. The crystal-clear water allows you to see stalactites and stalagmites in this ancient cavern. 
 Divers are screened for eligibility. Participation is left to the discretion of the Tour Operator.
The Blue Hole is in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, two and a half hours by boat from Ambergris Caye.
The trip leaves at 5:30 am (They have coffee 😊) and returns about 5:30pm. You’ll be served a continental style breakfast on board and a picnic lunch on Halfmoon Caye.
  Regardless of lower advertised prices, after taxes, park fees and equipment rentals you'll spend over 300.usd for the trip.
The Blue Hole is an advanced 130foot/40 meters dive and done as the first of three dives on the Blue Hole trip. The second dive is Halfmoon Caye Wall and third dive The Aquarium. 
A warm up dive before doing the Blue Hole trip is highly recommended for everyone regardless of their certification level.
I get daily emails from divers who want to schedule this trip as the first dive of their vacation.  They’re excited about diving in Belize and  the Blue Hole. They don't think about being 130 feet down in a cavern wearing equipment they are unfamiliar with on the first dive of their vacation. Dive operators are screening divers wanting to sign up for the trip and you may be refused if you can't document experience and recent experience.
The new government regulations on diving the Blue Hole are designed to prevent divers visiting that are not prepared.
 What we require is that divers do a dive on our Barrier Reef allowing them to refresh their skills and check out equipment before the advanced Blue Hole dive.
 Our daily morning trip on the Barrier Reef departs at 9:am and returns at 12:30ish. Divers need to be at the dive shop at 8:00 in order to prepare for that 9 am departure. 
The Barrier Reef in the front of Ambergris Caye is a world class diving site, 10-15 minutes from our dock 

1 comment:

PADI Staff Instructor Elbert Greer said...

The pick ups for the Blue Hole Trip are 5:15-5:30 am...but there is coffee :-)