Lighthouse Reef Atoll is known worldwide in scuba diving circles for its spectacular diving, but it is most famous for a site called the Great Blue Hole. Originally a cave whose roof collapsed thousands of years ago and filled with water, the Blue Hole forms a perfect 1,000 foot/300m diameter circle on the surface then plunges vertically to a depth of 412 feet/126m. At 130 feet/40m depth inside the hole are the world's largest underwater dripstones, or stalactites, ever found. Also at Lighthouse Reef, you will find Half Moon Caye, a National Park managed by the Belize Audubon Society. Half Moon Caye is home to a bird colony of rare Red Footed Boobies that can be observed up close by visitors. This Atoll is the furthest out of the Belize Atolls, approximately 66 miles from Hamanasi.
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This tour is not included in our packages – package but may be booked at the listed cost.
Divers must complete the Blue Hole Safety Screening Form prior to going on this adventure.
Additionally, divers must conduct a checkout dive with Hamanasi prior to diving to 130′ – divers who have not done so will make a shallower dive to 60′.
Snorkelers interested in Lighthouse reef may accompany the trip if there is room. Snorkeling price is $225
Everyday, Hamanasi offers a barrier reef excursion and an inland excursion based on a preset schedule. These scheduled tours are included in package rates. Tours beyond the daily scheduled tours are not included in package rates but can be booked at the listed cost. All tours are accompanied by a licensed Belizean tour guide and include any permits needed. A PADI professional accompanies all dive trips. More information about our tours is available on our rates and policies pages.
Everything surpassed our expectations. We came here as new diver because we wanted an operation we could trust and we found that here.
Best dive experience we have ever had. Everyone top Notch. Best vacation ever!
I’ve been to quite a few dive resorts. Hamanasi is hands down, the best so far. Thank you for a wonderful time.
This is my 6th Belize dive adventure in the past 18 years and my best ALL around experience.
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