Scuba diving in Virgin Blue Hole

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 40 m
Average: 13 m
Maximum: 33 m
Virgin Blue Holes is a dive site on the west side of Ngemelis Island that starts with a reef wall, has a sandy area with broken corals, and later leads to a round, blue hole. The diameter is 8m/26ft, and it serves as an entrance to the vertical shaft going down into the cavern. The long tunnel here can be exited from both sides, while 4 deep canyons are waiting to offer their caves for exploration. The current can reach 2 knots and is quite unpredictable.

When to go

There is no best time to dive at Virgin Blue Holes, as conditions can be favorable at any time of the year, although in the rainiest time is June and July. The water is quite warm and averages 26-27C/79-81F, while the air is usually about 26-30C/79-86F.

What to see

This dive site is full of turtles in its canyons, and there are whitetip sharks and leopard sharks near the walls. The corals are full of butterflyfish, oriental sweetlips, and small critters. Even dolphins can be spotted at Virgin Blue Holes.

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