Skydiving above the Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole is a natural wonder than stands on its own. One of the foremost experts of marine life, aquatics and the life of the sea, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, came to Belize on his vessel, the Calypso in 1971, and he mapped  the Blue Hole and made various studies and observations of this natural landmark. Jacques Cousteau who had been around the world many times over, consequently named the Great Blue Hole, as one of the Top Ten Diving Sites In The Whole World.

The Great Blue Hole, also known as, Belize Blue Hole, is located about 43 miles (70 km) from the mainland, amidst the low waters of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, toward the middle of the barrier reef that spans the entire length of the country of Belize. A trip to the great blue hole is an experience you will never forget. The water in Belize is beautiful and when you come onto land the Belizean rain forest is a natural garden with rivers, lagoons, caves, and to top it off the grand, Mayan ruins. Everyday, Belizean tour guides take adventurous tourists and nature lovers to witness the natural and awesome beauty of the Belize Barrier Reef, the atolls, the Blue Hole, the coral reefs and the cayes.

There is diving, and then, there is Diving! Many can say they dived the Great Blue Hole but only a few can say, I sky dived into the Blue Hole. I found this video by video-photographer, Bruno Brokken of folks flying like fearless birds over the Great Blue Hole. It’s awesome.

For more info about skydiving into the blue hole contact: Rich Grimm tsunamiskydivers@gmail.com or visit skydivebelize.com

Bruno Brokken’s website
USGS notes on The Great Blue Hole of Belize