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Blue Hole

Blue Hole

The Blue Hole of Santa Rosa is a circular, bell shaped pool east of Santa Rosa, New Mexico that is one of the most popular dive destinations in the US for SCUBA diving and training. The Blue Hole is an artesian well that was once used as a fish hatchery. It is a clear blue body of water with a constant 64 °F temperature and constant inflow of 3000 gallons per minute. While the surface is only 80 feet in diameter, it expands to a diameter of 130 feet at the bottom. Since Route 66 and Interstate 40 pass through the Sandia Mountains on the way back to Albuquerque, NM, it is necessary for divers to use high-altitude dive tables to compute the dive profile and decompression stops when d ... more on Wikipedia

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