Get Out There: Blue Hole Natural Monument, Belize

This natural wonder is one of the world's best diving sites
 

Photo by Astrum Helicopters

Off the coast of Belize, the Blue Hole Natural Monument is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This eerie 400-foot-deep sinkhole was created thousands of years ago when sea levels rose and flooded dry caves, collapsing the limestone ceilings and leaving behind an almost perfectly round void. Today, it is one of the world’s best scuba sites; divers and snorkellers flock here to marvel at the tropical fish that live on the coral fringes, and at the sharks that call this mysterious natural wonder home.

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