Jumping Into a Blue Hole in Freeport, Bahamas

 

Have you ever had that crazy little feeling rush through your entire body when you’re standing over a cliff looking off of it?

If you’ve ever jumped off a bridge into a river, jumped off a cliff into the ocean or done anything where you were jumping off a height you have felt that feeling.

The feeling where you think “oh shit, this is stupid

or

fu%* it, YOLO

This feeling happened to me the other day while I was in Freeport in the Bahamas.

We drove about 30 minutes out into the middle of no where. I mean literally out in the middle of nowhere. We were driving down a main road one minute and then we ended up driving off-road down this super narrow path (you’ll see in the video).

About 10 minutes of driving down this road that was all rocky and broken up, good thing we had a truck!

All of a sudden my buddy who is driving STOPS the car and says we’re here!

I look around and see nothing much…

except for another little path cleared out.

I immediately started walking towards the path and continued walking down the path until BAM there’s a huge hole in the earth.

I look down into the hole and sure enough theres water down there that is crystal clear. You can see something that looks like a wood platform that appears to be about 5 feet below the water. After jumping I learned that the wood structure was about 30 feet down under the water but because it was so clear that you can see so deep.

A few minutes later my friend who has been there many times before jumps in. Then it comes up to my turn… I walk over to the edge while holding my GoPro and said “fu&* it! YOLO!” and jumped in.

Yes, that feeling was running through my entire body but I faced my fear directly. I jumped.

and DAMN was it awesome. For 2 seconds you’re in free fall and then you hit the water to some of the most refreshing, although chilly, water that I’ve ever been in. It woke me up and made me feel alive and there is no feeling in the world like conquering your fear and then feeling the success of conquering your fear.

When is the last time that you conquered your fear? What was it?

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Chris Hughes

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Debbie - September 5, 2013 Reply

That’s awesome! I’ve only jumped from that high once recently for Tough Mudder. It was a 20 ft. jump into ice cold water in all of my athletic gear, so definitely not as fun looking as this! The scary part, though, is when you jump from so high, you also sink deeper. And did I mention I was in my athletic gear?! I totally skipped that the second time I did Tough Mudder. I’d totally do this though šŸ™‚

Chris Hughes - September 5, 2013 Reply

I didn’t realize the Tough Mudder had that big of a jump, pretty intense! Skipping it the second time was probably a good choice! You would have loved this then, it was pretty crazy seeing just how clear the water was.

Grant - March 1, 2014 Reply

I know the feeling! My family goes to this lake in Virginia every year, where we jump off of 60 footers! I will be traveling to Freeport in a few weeks. Might have to try to find the place!

tiffany - September 11, 2014 Reply

let me no where that was at please i be there :0

Sarah - May 13, 2017 Reply

That looks awesome! I will be in Freeport in September and would love to find this place! We went to Nassau last year and found some cliffs to jump off of into the ocean, I was researching places like that in Freeport and your site came up. If you can give me any info as to how to find the Blue Hole, I’d be happy forever! šŸ™‚

Chris Hughes - May 14, 2017 Reply

oh I wish I could help! My friend who lived there at the time no longer lives there…I just remember driving for around 45 minutes through the jungle to get to the spot, it was through overgrown brush and luckily my friend had a truck to get us through. I’m sure there are a lot of others around though! Good luck and enjoy Freeport!!

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