Excursions to the Great Blue Hole and in Belize
The explorer and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau had included it in his personal list of the most interesting dive sites of the world. We are talking about the Great Blue Hole, a unique underwater sinkhole. Located in the Caribbean Sea, more specifically in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, this wonder of nature has captivated not only Cousteau, but also tourists and scuba divers from all over the world. The real hidden treasure of the Great Blue Hole is the underwater scenery, the environment hidden beneath the surface of the sea. Just descend a few feet to go from our world to that of sea creatures....
Giant groupers, sergeant major fish, all kinds of sharks, colored algae, starfish, crustaceans, molluscs, echinoderms: a swarm of life that leaves you breathless and that can be explored safely with an organized tour. If calm reigns outside the water, a scuba immersion changes the whole perspective and gives strong emotions. After all, the Great Blue Hole is part of the Belize Barrier Reef, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as an exceptional example of marine biodiversity. The famous Australian Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Queensland, is the only coral reef that is bigger than the Belize Barrier Reef. A fact that says a thousand words.
TRAVELING TO WONDERS OF BELIZE
The Great Blue Hole is just one of the wonders of Belize. The country is home to millions of different animal and plant species. Tropical forests, lagoons, coastal marshes, mountains, and rivers.... a variety of habitats in pristine condition. Over 40% of Belize's territory is protected, with 94 protected areas and 16 national parks. Then there are also the cities and the archaeological sites of Pre-Columbian peoples (such as Altun Ha, and Xunantunich). The country offers the right combination of nature and civilization: for those who want to enjoy the sun, the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean Sea, folklore, the local culture and cuisine; an organized tour is the best choice! Learn more in the page dedicated to Belize.