The Great Blue Hole of Belize Hides an Unfortunate Truth

The Blue Hole of Belize is a tantalizing spectacle. Located in the center of the Mesoamerican barrier reef, this mysterious circular formation plunges down almost 420 feet.

aerial view of the great blue hole of the coast of Belize

aerial view of the great blue hole of the coast of Belize. Source: 123rf.com

A group of divers decided to explore this wonder and uncover what lies underneath these deep cerulean waters. But what they found left them terribly disturbed and disappointed.

A Grim Reminder

The divers discovered a geological wonder that is rarely seen underwater- stalactites. These dripping formations are fascinating, but they serve as a disturbing reminder of the one thing we tend to overlook.

Belize's Great Blue Hole

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Accord to diver Richard Branson, this finding is “one of the starkest reminders of the danger of climate change.” As sea levels rise, more and more caves disappear.

Garbage Wasteland

The Blue Hole’s deep azure color and turquoise surroundings give it a pure and serene look. But underneath the surface lies, yet again, a dark reality none of us want to confront.

Cenotes are large sinkholes that you can find within the land in Belize.

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The divers were shocked to discover an insane amount of pollution scattered in the bottom of the pit—plastic bottles, bags, and garbage everywhere. Out of sight, out of mind… and straight into the depths of our oceans.