Going to see the Great Blue Hole in Belize has been on my bucket list for a long time. I don’t scuba dive and hadn’t thought about going until someone told me that I could snorkel the hole instead! Diving would allow you to see the great stone formations at the ocean floor, but I just wanted to see corals and fish!
Sailing in, you can see the deep hole reflecting a dark blue at the surface of the ocean:
Coming in to the boundaries of the hole, you can see all the corals around the edge:
Jumping in, you are immediately surrounded by corals and they are beautiful!
Very similar fish and corals to what I saw on my other snorkels at Ambergris Caye (https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/north-channel-an…he-coral-gardens/)
As you snorkel close to the edge of the hole, it was really cool to see how the depth of the ocean turns the water a deeper blue:
Swimming this close to the edge was very cool, but the currants made me feel like I was going to get sucked in!
Diving down, you can find other critters hiding below,
But it was a pretty gloomy day and so everyone was hiding out. 😦
But what a great experience and a check off the bucket list!