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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sailing to the Great Blue Hole in Belize

There are so many amazing places on the ocean. While in Honduras, we took a boat trip to SCUBA dive a seamount ... a mountain rising from the sea floor that doesn't quite reach the surface to make an island. It was beautiful. As we traveled to Truk Lagoon, we saw a few atolls ... a reef structure that creates, and encloses, a lagoon. One really cool ocean landscape phenomenon we have not yet enjoyed, however, is a blue hole .... an underwater sink hole.

On our journey, we want to experience a blue hole first hand. The one we expect to enjoy first is the Great Blue Hole in Belize. Good ole Jacque Cousteau made it famous when he declared it a top 10 must SCUBA dive spot.

The Great Blue Hole is part of a large, partially collapsed, deep, limestone cave system. Attached to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, this oceanic wonderland is 60 miles off the coast of Belize city. Something easily accessible by our boat! :)

Ahh, the thoughts of such beautiful places is perfect as we sit in our tiny apartment with winter cold right outside.

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