A giant marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ and part of the larger Barrier Reef Reserve System.
It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef about 49 nm from Belize City. The hole is over 1000 feet in diameter and 407 ft deep.
It was formed during several ice ages when sea levels were much lower (ca 153,000, 66,000 and 15,000 years ago).
As the Atlantic Ocean began to rise again, the cave flooded.
The Belize Barrier reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is part of the must visit places along the route of the https://PanamaPosse.com.
Vessels with a bigger draft can anchor on the South East Coast of the Lighthouse Reef at Half Moon Cay and venture towards it in your dinghy – about 5 nm due north form the anchorage.
This site was made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top five scuba diving sites in the world.