5 DAYS!!

 …UNTIL WE’RE FLYIN’ HIGH!!

5DAYS

THE GREAT BLUE HOLE, LOCATED 60 MILES FROM BELIZE CITY, IS PART OF THE BELIZE BARRIER REEF RESERVE SYSTEM, WHICH COVERS MORE THAN 200,000 ACRES.  THE CIRCULAR HOLE IS ALMOST 1,000 FEET IN DIAMETER AND OVER400 FEET DEEP.  THE HOLE IS THE OPENING TO WHAT WAS A DRY CAVE SYSTEM DURING THE ICE AGE. WHEN THE ICE MELTED AND THE SEA LEVEL ROSE, THE CAVES WERE FLOODED, CREATING WHAT IS NOW A MAGNET FOR INTREPID DIVERS.  THIS IS A POPULAR SPOT AMONGST RECREATIONAL SCUBA DIVERS, WHO ARE LURED BY THE OPPORTUNITY TO DIVE IN CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER AND MEET SEVERAL SPECIES OF FISH, INCLUDING GIANT GROUPERS, NURSE SHARKS AND SEVERAL TYPES OF REEF SHARKS SUCH AS THE CARIBBEAN REEF SHARK AND THE BLACKTIP SHARK. OTHER SPECIES OF SHARKS, LIKE THE BULL SHARK AND HAMMERHEADS, HAVE BEEN REPORTED THERE, BUT ARE NOT REGULAR SIGHTINGS.

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~ by BrittandJJnZ on May 16, 2009.

One Response to “5 DAYS!!”

  1. wow thats amazing

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