Beautiful Footage Of Submarine Sinkhole Off The Coast Of Belize

Published April 1, 2016 307,095 Views $4.49 earned

Rumble / Natural PhenomenaIf you’ve ever seen it from above, this submarine cave looks like a tiny blue dot in the middle of the ocean. The Great Blue Hole is a giant submarine sinkhole in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. It is believed that it was once a cave but as the ocean levels rose during the Ice Age, the cave was flooded, thus creating such a marvelous natural wonder. The hole was made famous by French naval officer and explorer Jacques Cousteau who took his ship Calypso to the middle of the hole in 1971 and was able to chart its depths.

The allure of the Great Blue Hole is undeniable. It is among the top ten dive sites in the world. Join these divers as they venture into the abyss to explore the limestone caverns 46 meters below the surface.

A dive this deep is not without risk, as divers must be conscious of the effects of great pressure, rapid air consumption at depth and nitrogen narcosis. It is not for the faint of heart but it is indeed a truly exhilarating experience. So, if you ever decide that this trip is for you, prepare to see a world of wonder. Is this place on your bucket list yet?!