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“Non-Divers Beware”
Review of Blue Hole

Blue Hole
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Owner description: Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures approximately 60 feet in diameter and 80 feet in depth.
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Diving enthusiasts rave about this deep artesian well in seemingly the unlikeliest of locations. It is cold (62 degrees F) and small for swimmers (only 80' in diameter at the surface, broader below), though, and the tourist area surrounding it has an air of dessicated decrepitness about it that reminds one of a played-out Southwestern mine shaft. Still, the kids at the surface of the hole were highly enthusiastic about the splashing opportunities, if also consistent in marveling at the low temperature of the water.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing weekend with great friends in one of the most beautiful little spots in New Mexico. Bluehole is the best Scuba diving training spot in the country!!! Crystal clear water that stays about 62 degree year round . Some of us that train and teach there often host underwater pumpkin carving every year. It's quite the challenge to wrestle your pumpkin 80ft down and carve it on the bottom.
Bluehole is always wonderful weather you dive or just want to take a swim in the crisp clear water

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

There isn’t actually much to do here if you’re not a diver. Leisurely swimming is not an option as the water is frigid. But the kids LOVED jumping off the rocks into the clear water and racing to the edge to jump out and do it again. They have a nice picnic pavilion and restrooms. The lake next to it has a fun obstacle course and it was nice to warm up in.

Thank SkiingCPA
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We went to the Blue Hole. Its a gorgeous diving spot and swimming hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Its 81 feet deep.

Thank mini
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The diving Mecca of the Southwest! This is a very popular site for divers from all over - Some Swedish divers on this trip. The visitor center is open now with a warming room exclusively for divers. A lot of space to spread out and relax. The water was a balmy 63F this trip and the visibility continues to be 100'+.

Thank navyhmc
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