Day Trips

Blue Hole in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa, NM

The Blue Hole offers diving and limited recreation swimming. The famous Blue Hole is a geological phenomenon. The natural, bell-shaped pool is 80 feet deep and has astonishing clarity and a constant water temperature of 64 degrees. There's even a training platform at 20 and 25 feet.

A privately-operated dive center near the pool provides divers with tank refills, equipment rentals and is one source of permits to use Blue Hole for diving exercises. (Be sure to bring your PADI or NAUI certification papers in order to purchase a permit.) Permits can also be purchased at Santa Rosa City Hall, open 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Another diving attraction is a twin-engine plane 55 feet down at the bottom of nearby Perch Lake. This lake is primarily for advanced scuba training.