Belize: Great Blue Hole From the Air (Revisited)

You can’t come to Belize and not fly over the Great Blue Hole. The Great Blue Hole is a massive sinkhole in the center of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll (which is part of the Belize barrier reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The hole is perfectly circular and 318m (1043 ft) across and 124m (407 ft) deep. It formed just like a regular cenote when the area was above water 60k years ago, basically it’s like the present-day Cave of Swallows, just slightly deeper. There are stalactites inside on the walls. The flight is absolutely surreal and is a definitive bucket list item, the view is surreal – deep blue and mysterious, surrounded by lightly colored shallow atoll. The site is famous for diving, although you need to be quite an experienced diver not to lose yourself in the endless abyss being lured too deep too fast.