Saturday, 14 May 2011

About Blue Hole!

The Blue Hole Natural Monument lies within the atoll lagoon of Lighthouse Reef, about 75km east of Belize City, and about 8km north of Half Moon Caye Natural Monument.

The great Blue Hole studied by Jacques Cousteau in recent years, is an underwater cave, formed during periods of lower sea level, is a karsts-eroded sinkhole where depths exceed 400 feet. It contains Pleistocene stalactites and stalagmites and serves as an important habitat for shrimp and jewfish.

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