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Stargate Blue Hole

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This blue hole is located about 500 miles inland from the east coast of South Andros on the west side of The Bluff. It is part of a major north-south slump fracture zone, paralleling the underwater escarpment that separates the Great Bahama Bank from the Tongue of the Ocean, a deep oceanic trench. This slump fracture extends for tens of kilometers and was formed as a result of glacio-eustatic sea level changes and gravitational stresses along the edge of the limestone banks (Palmer, 1986a & b).

Recreational Opportunities
  • Swimming 
  • Diving (Contact Small Hope Bay or Andros Beach Club) 
  • Picnicking
Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

This site is not easily accessible to persons with mobility impairments and those in wheelchairs.

For More Information, Contact:

Andros Tourist Office
General Delivery, Andros Town, CS
(242) 368-2286 · fax (242) 368-2285

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Latitude: 24.133875000
Longitude: -77.569051000
Elevation: 26 FT (8 M)
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Tarran Simms
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