Approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Belize City, the almost perfectly circular Blue Hole is more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) across and some 400 feet (123 meters) deep. The hole is the opening to what was a dry cave system during the Ice Age. When the ice melted and the sea level rose, the caves were flooded, creating what is now a magnet for intrepid divers. Today the Blue Hole is famed for its sponges, barracuda, corals, angelfish—and a school of sharks often seen patrolling the hole’s edge.
Hubby and I are headed to Belize for four days of SCUBA on the barrier reef and three days of hiking in the rainforest. I bought a marine casing for my digital camera, so I hope to return with quality pictures of sharks in the Blue Hole.
There is no internet access at the the resort, so have a great week!