An Underwater Wonder: The Blue Hole

An aerial shot of the Blue Hole, taken from National Geographic

Off the coast of Belize, within the stretching miles of crystal turquoise, lies an eerie pocket of darkness.  Its depths reaching 124 meters, the Blue Hole lures scuba divers into its marine cave as if it were a fascinating vacuum – the nautical black hole of the Caribbean Sea.  Centuries ago, just after the ice age, this limestone cave was flooded by the melting of massive ice formations which broke apart the rock particles to washout as a giant void, leaving a deep pool of water in its wake.

Today it is filled with fantastical lifeforms, ranging from exotic corals and sponges to angel fish, barracuda, and sharks.  For more information watch the clip from msnbc below.

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2 responses to “An Underwater Wonder: The Blue Hole

  1. Melissa

    Oh I really wanted to go to this when I was in Belize. Looks beautiful!

  2. Ausa

    I read your blog about discovering your true self. I really loved it! Very inspiring! Spoke right to me. 🙂 Ausa 🙂

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