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CNN International lists the Great Blue Hole of Belize a top diving site in the world

19 April 2012 4 Comments

CNN International has named the Great Blue Hole of Belize a top diving site in the world. According to the Belize Tourism Board, the famous Blue Hole is being recognized as the seventh best spot among fifty locations in a story written by Jade Bremmer.

Recently various internationally known websites like divezone.net, scubatravel.co.uk, worlddivingreview.com and dive.is featured the Great Blue Hole and the Belize Tourism Board believes that these honorable mention helped Mr. Bremer select the Blue Hole for his story.

The designation will give the country of Belize a major boost because CNN International has a huge following of up to two hundred million households around the globe and in the range of half a million visitors online.

The Great Blue Hole is a popular spot for recreational scuba divers who are lured by the opportunity to dive in turquoise water and meet a cadre of fish including gigantic groupers, nurse sharks and many types of reef sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark and the Black tip Shark.

Dive trips to the Great Blue Hole are full day trips which include one dive in the Blue Hole and two further dives in the nearby Barrier reef.

The Great Blue hole was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciations when sea levels were much lower and the analysis of stalactites found shows that formation took place 153,000, 66,000 and 15,000 years ago.

The Great Blue is also a part of the Belize Barrier Reef System which is a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

If you are interested in diving the Great Blue Hole of Belize, please send an email to reservations@chaacreek.com. We would be happy to arrange your Belize Diving Vacation!


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  • free samples said:

    This is a happy and amazing news to hear about the great blue hole “Belize”. I thank CNN to choose this as world’s top diving spot. Still i haven’t visited the spot and i’m very much eager to travel there soon.

  • RumShopRyan said:

    High on my to do list! Just found your site and am looking forward to following and learning more about Belize. Cheers!

  • Alejandria said:

    How deep is the big blue hole? Has anyone sent down a device to record the depth?

  • Discovery Channel Names the Great Blue Hole of Belize a Top Amazing Site on Earth | Belize Travel Blog said:

    [...] CNN International lists the Great Blue Hole of Belize a top diving site in the world [...]

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