Liveaboard Diving in Lost Blue Hole

The Lost Blue Hole dive site will give you the opportunity to experience a unique phenomenon that is a blue hole. A blue hole is a circular marine sinkhole, mostly caused by an air pocket deep in the earth collapsing, which can reach to extreme depths and which are easily distinguishable due to their dark blue colour in contrast to the turquoise colour of the rest of the sea around it. This site is located just 16km (10mi) east of Nassau, so it will most likely be either the first or last site liveaboards will visit.

This blue hole is 25m (80 ft) in diameter, 90m (300 ft) deep, starts at 14m (45ft) below the surface and is bell shaped. Once inside the blue hole, everything is sheltered from external currents, so it's an easy and comfortable environment to live in for marine life and an easy place to dive in, also considering it always has exceptional visibility. This means anyone can dive here as long as you have your Open Water certification.

What You Can See

The rim around the top of the hole is an underwater forest of colourful and prosperous corals, sea fans and sea sponges which are home to numerous tropical fish such as Snappers, Amber Jack, Nassau Grouper and French Angel Fish. Other wildlife you will have a chance to see include southern stingrays, large sea turtles and there is also a giant Barracuda which roams around there. On a ledge a bit of a way down into the hole, a few pods of Rock Lobsters are comfortably nestled. This dive site is also known for the high abundance of sharks, with species including nurse sharks and reef sharks. They generally stay near the bottom of the hole, but often divers experience the sharks shooting past them as they go in and out of the hole. These species of sharks are very passive and sometimes quite shy so they are no threat to you.

How To Get There

It is easy to fly into the Bahamas as there is an international airport in the Capital city Nassau. The airport is called the Lynden Pindling International Airport and flights arrive here from many locations including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and multiple other Caribbean destinations. The liveaboards that travel around the Bahamas leave from Nassau's main port which is the Prince George wharf.


Lost Blue Hole Diving Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 31 Verified Reviews
  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Lou M
  • Canada Canada

This is an awe inspiring dive site. A little bit spooky!

Diving Lost Blue Hole in August on the Blackbeards Morning Star

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Antonio Ginés B
  • Spain Spain

Escalofriante. Único. Maravilloso.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in August on the Bahamas Aggressor

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Franck D
  • France France

pleasant dive with sharks and turtles

Diving Lost Blue Hole in June on the Aqua Cat

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Katelin N
  • United States United States

Wonderful! The Loggerhead turtles were amazing! Largest turtles I’ve ever seen!

Diving Lost Blue Hole in July on the Bahamas Aggressor

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marie Josee L
  • Canada Canada

Amazing incredible views. Love Larry the Turtle. Couldn’t ask for more

Diving Lost Blue Hole in July on the Blackbeards Morning Star

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Gary V
  • United States United States

This dive and the washing machine were my favorite dives. In contrast the shark dive which is "contrived", here the sharks were abundant in natural circumstances in all levels of the water column. A beautiful experience of natural shark behavior

Diving Lost Blue Hole in June on the Aqua Cat

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael P
  • United States United States

Very cool. Manageable, lots of sharks.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in June on the Blackbeards Sea Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Cheryl T
  • United States United States

Saw lots of sting rays there!

Diving Lost Blue Hole in May on the Blackbeards Morning Star

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Matthew A
  • United States United States

Awesome, there were like 50 sharks at the bottom of the blue hole, I felt like I was in a documentary!

Diving Lost Blue Hole in April on the Phoenix

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Carlo Alberto B
  • Italy Italy

outstanding, full of sharks, rays and other fishes

Diving Lost Blue Hole in April on the Phoenix

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rob R
  • United States United States

Beautiful and mysterious. Multiple rays, a huge loggerhead turtle and a spotted moth eel on the coral heads along the outer rim.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in May on the Aqua Cat

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Marc V
  • France France

Fantastic, decidedly one of the diving highlights of the trip.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in April on the Bahamas Aggressor

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • jeffery C
  • United States United States

Normally I'm not a blue hole person, but this one had dozens of southern rays all around the rim it was well worth the trip.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in March on the Aqua Cat

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Russell B
  • United States United States

Missed out on this one due to weather and rolling waves. Safety was priority so I understand

Diving Lost Blue Hole in March on the Blackbeards Morning Star

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Brian J
  • United States United States

I wish the cameras could show this dive location better, what a neat experience

Diving Lost Blue Hole in February on the Blackbeards Morning Star

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Erin V
  • Canada Canada

epic! SHARKS, loggerheads, and rays as far as the eye can see.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in February on the Phoenix

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Harvey C
  • United States United States

Viz was poor in the Hole, and the usual sharks and turtles were not in evidence. But the sandy rim above the Hole had better viz and lots of interesting creatures.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in January on the Aqua Cat

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Quinn B
  • United States United States

Very impressive. Only place where there was cold water, the freshwater that gets released through the hole through some magic physical phenomenon.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in August on the Bahamas Aggressor

  • 7.6 Good
  • thomas W
  • Denmark Denmark

Magnificent. Despite relative poor visibility the site was crowded with sharks, rays a turtle and many of the usual underwater suspects

Diving Lost Blue Hole in August on the Blackbeards Sea Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Lynn O
  • United States United States

Would like to do it again.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in April on the Blackbeards Morning Star

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Eric H
  • United States United States

Interesting turtle and nurse shark

Diving Lost Blue Hole in February on the Bahamas Aggressor

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Vinicius S
  • Brazil Brazil

Awesome first experience in a blue hole! Really interesting dive site.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in February on the Aqua Cat

  • 9.2 Superb
  • David J
  • United States United States

The Blue Hole was our last two dives for the week. A little turbidity in the water but a great dive.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in February on the Blackbeards Morning Star

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sarah R
  • United States United States

Interesting to see. Visibility was less that anticipated. The large turtle who hangs out there was great to watch and the nurse sharks were an excellent safety stop entertainment.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in December on the Bahamas Aggressor

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Miriam S
  • Netherlands Netherlands

If this is the Blue Hole close to Nassau: really nice, but not necessarily because of the hole. I dove a lot of blue holes in the Yucatan peninsula and the coolest thing of those "cenotes" I think is the light play of sun rays. This dive site was quite turbid, but I thought it was cool to see all the nurse sharks sleeping early morning near the rocks at the border of the blue hole in this "misty" water.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in December on the Bahamas Aggressor

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Guy C
  • Canada Canada

Very entertaining with the turtles, rays and sharks.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in December on the Blackbeards Morning Star

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Vania C
  • Brazil Brazil

Beautiful - lots of fish, nurse sharks, reef sharks around the darkness of the hole.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in November on the Bahamas Aggressor

  • 7.6 Good
  • Anthony C
  • United States United States

The Southern rays at Blue Hole became my highlight.

Diving Lost Blue Hole in April on the Bahamas Aggressor