Scuba Diving Into The Blue Hole
This trip is a full day excursion that departs at 5:30am and returns at 5:30pm. This adventure includes three spectacular dives.
Your first stop will be the World Famous Great Blue Hole, a 1000 foot circular coral reef that drops 400 feet into an incredible cavern filled with stalactites and awe – inspiring natural formations. A limited variety of fish species can be found here, Lemon and Black-tip Sharks, Horse-eye Jacks and very rarely a lone Hammerhead Shark has been sighted.
On your second dive you will go to Half Moon Caye Wall and marvel at the abundance of its marine life. Numerous varieties of sponge and sea fans compete for space, amongst a profusion of coral species that include Mountain Star, Giant Brain, Staghorn and Lettuce coral. Turtles are common here and you can expect amazing encounters with many pelagics:- Lemon, Black-Tip and Bull Sharks (with Pilot fish always in attendance), alongside the beautiful Spotted Eagle Rays.
The surface interval between your second and third dives will be spent having a leisurely beach picnic lunch on Half Moon Caye. This Caye is a sanctuary for Red-footed Booby and Frigate birds. There is an observation tower where it is possible to see all the nesting birds and observe the behavior of some of the 98 species of birds recorded here. Half Moon Caye has to be one of the most beautiful marine and terrestrial sites you will ever experience.
After relaxing on the palm-fringed beach, you are ready for your third dive at the Aquarium so called because of the tremendous variety of fish found at this site, and their abundant numbers. You will be surrounded by various Angelfish and Butterfly fish, always found in pairs, flitting from coral head to coral head. Millions of minnows swim in dense cloud like formations, occasionally being prayed upon by hungry Jacks, and single large Barracuda hover effortlessly in this fruitful hunting ground, an underwater video delight.