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Brief video showcasing the World Famous Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island Bahamas.

Dean's Blue Hole dips some 663 feet (203 meters) into the ocean floor right offshore. It is said to be the second deepest blue hole in the world and the second-largest underwater chamber. Experts who have dived the site report that it is enclosed on three sides by a natural rock amphitheater and on the fourth side by a turquoise lagoon and powder-white beach. There is never any swell or waves inside the hole, and visibility is usually between 50-100 feet (15 - 30m). At the surface, the Blue Hole is 80 x 120 feet (25 x 35m) but opens out after 60 feet (20m) into a cavern with a diameter of at least 330 feet (100m).

The Freediving World Record was set here in April 2007, and it is also the site of the International Free Diving Competition every year.

GETTING TO THE SITE: Head south out of Scrub Hill, then turn left at the sign that says 'Dean's Blue Hole' on the left. Drive through the road and follow the signs until you reach the parking space. Park your vehicle and walk out to Dean's Blue Hole.

Recreational Opportunities

Professional diving and swimming is allowed, at your own risk, but swimming at night is not recommended. Please note that there is no lifeguard on site.

Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

This area might not be suitable for persons with mobility impairments and those in a wheelchair, because of the loose, sandy/rocky soil. Extreme care should be taken on the path to Dean's Blue Hole.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets can run the beach as well as swim with owners on the site, but should be leashed.

For More Information, Contact:

Long Island Tourist Office

Queen's Highway, Salt Pond, LI
(242) 338-8668 · fax (242) 338-8669
 Festival or Event
Vertical Blue International Free Diving Competition at Deans Blue Hole,Long Island,Bahamas The platform is where the announcer, safety divers, and free divers gather to watch as each competitor attempts their dive.
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Latitude: 23.105062000
Longitude: -75.009112000
Elevation: 13 FT (4 M)
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