Blue Hole is the deepest Blue Hole in the world (twice as deep
as any other blue holes in the Caribbean), and the second largest
underwater chamber. It is 663 feet deep or 203 meters and approximately
80 x 120 feet round (25 x 35m) at the surface. The hole then forms
a neck about 60 feet (20 m) then widens again on the way down
to a diameter of 330 ft (100m). It is enclosed on 3 sides by rock
cliffs and on the third side is a turquoise lagoon. A powder white
beach runs the coastline of the lagoon.
The blue hole is always calm. There are never any waves inside
Dean's Blue Hole. Diving into the hole on a clear day is beyond
words. It is like diving into a vast underwater cathedral. You
will see a school of tarpon, friendly turtles and other tropical
No one knows how the hole was formed. Most Blue Holes in the Caribbean
are formed when limestone chambers caved in. Guesses state that
perhaps two large limestone chambers were close together at the
time of a caving.
Blue hole is also the site where the Freediving World Record was
set in April 2009 byWilliam Trubridge. He freedived to earn medals
in the 2009 AIDA World Championships in both disciplines, with
bronze in CWT (110m, 360ft) and a new world record and gold medal
in CNF (90m, 295 ft). His freedive consisted of holding his breath
for over 3 minutes. William Trubridge gives lessons in Freediving
on the island at Dean's Blue Hole through his company called Vertical
get to the blue hole drive south on Queens until you pass the
white and blue pillars and wall on the left. Take this road all
the way to the end and turn right onto the smaller dirt road.
It comes out at the hole.