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Exploring Lighthouse Reef Belize - 2018 Blue Hole Expedition with Aquatica Submarines

Back in early December 2018, a historical expedition was lead to the bottom of the Great Blue Hole in Belize.  Aquatica Submarines in collaboration with the Roatan Institute of Deep Sea Exploration (RIDE), Fabien Cousteau and Richard Branson took multiple submersibles and dove to the bottom of the 407ft/124m site.

After this initial expedition, 30 plus more dives took place in order to record data and footage for scientific research. 

One of the groups that participated in the research, was Maralliance. Maralliance used the submarines from the Blue Hole expedition with Aquatica Submarines. They collected environmental data to help them with their research on the sharks and rays in the Blue Hole and the surrounding Lighthouse Reef area. Founder and Executive Director of Maralliance, Dr Rachel Graham and team are doing amazing work to raise awareness about the health of the Mesoamerican reef.

Learn more about Maralliance and their research of sharks at the Blue Hole in Belize:


Island Expeditions Involvement with The Great Blue Hole Expedition

We were thrilled to provide logistical and transportation support for the recent Blue Hole expedition. Our Lighthouse Reef Basecamp is located on Half Moon Caye, 56 miles offshore from mainland Belize. 

A sneak peek at the upcoming Exploring Lighthouse Reef, Belize mini-documentary from Aquatica Submarines.

Here is a quick teaser for the upcoming video project about the recent Blue Hole expedition to Belize. We're excited to see the release of this in February and see what was discovered in the Great Blue Hole.


Join us at Lighthouse Reef and Experience This Incredible Part of Belize

Along with kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, guests staying at the Lighthouse Reef Basecamp can experience a snorkeling excursion to the legendary Blue Hole, a fascinating sinkhole made famous by explorer Jacques Cousteau. Experienced divers can consider a scuba dive in the Blue Hole, which we can arrange with a local dive company for an additional fee. 

Lighthouse Reef Basecamp on Half Moon Caye
Lighthouse Reef Basecamp on Half Moon Caye

Call 1.800.667.1630 or email info@islandexpeditions.com and let one of our Belize trip planners assist you.