Monday, 5 July 2010

The Great Blue Hole of Berlize, World's Deepest Sea Hole

If you ever come by near the coast of Belize, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to visit the Great Blue Hole, one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonders. The Great Blue Hole is located in Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, about 60 miles away from Belize City. It is believed that this hole is the world’s largest sea-hole. It is about 125 meters deep and its diameter is about 300 meters wide. It has been created as a cause of sea level increase about 65,000 years ago.

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Its almost perfect circular shape made it very popular amongst tourists who often visit this place. This place is most attractive for scuba divers who are exploring the depths of this hole. It is known that there are a plenty of cave networks in this place. Divers are also attracted with plenty of rare animal species and forms of life which can be found only in this place.

More info at Wikipedia.

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Yunne Osman said...

kak ungku, i'm not so sure where i saw the documentary on this (most probably the discovery channel) but there was a theory that this gigantic hole was formed due to a massive rock being pulled out from earth by the sun's gravity and we know this rock now as the moon. not sure if this is true.

Kak Ungku Betty said...

Well Yunne, honestly I haven't heard of that theory before. Wonder if it was a true fact!! Allah knows better...right? Amazing, and I really admire Allah's creation...Subhanallah.

Most acceptable theory .. the Blue Hole is the result of repeated collapses of a limestone cave system formed during lower sea level stands in the course of the last ice age. Wallahu'lam.

Thanks for the info Yunne.

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