Would you believe us if we told you that you can find Caribbean colored water in the desert? You can and it's only a road trip away from Arizona. New Mexico's Blue Hole is a gem that you need to see for yourself.\nThe Santa Rosa Blue Hole is "one of seven sister lakes connected underground by a vast system of water."\nThe astonishing 81-foot deep swimming hole is so clear you can see 100-feet down.\nSince it's located in sunny Santa Rosa, the hole is available to visit year-round.\nAnd the best part? It's free to swim in!\nThe vibrant and clear pool draws in divers and swimmers alike. Although it's not located in the Grand Canyon State, it's conveniently less than an 8-hour road trip away from Phoenix.\nWe recommend visiting in the summer so that you can enjoy the cool 62 degrees F water temperature. If not, it's possible that you'll be shivering the entire time.\nIf you're feeling adventurous, you can jump off of the rocky cliff and do a cannonball.\nView this post on Instagram a little while after this pic was taken I jumped in and almost got frostbite (: A post shared by miranda sanchez (@mirandasxnchez) on Jul 26, 2016 at 5:07pm PDT\nSince the sapphire basin is a hot spot for divers, there are a few things you must do before you can begin your underwater exploration.\nYou'll have to buy a $20 permit that's good for a week and fill out a release form beforehand. You can find more information here.\nView this post on Instagram we may be laughing, but the water was colder than my soul. A post shared by callie collins (@callliesue) on Jul 5, 2016 at 2:01pm PDT\nWhile you're out enjoying the sun, it's possible to see a variety of aquatic life. Be mindful of these creatures as they call the hole home.\nIf you're making a road trip out to the east coast, this desert oasis should be at the top of your list.\nView this post on Instagram Not a bad way to start the morning! #santarosa #bluehole #newmexico #californiaroadtrip A post shared by Kristen Trammell (@kristen_nelson) on Aug 14, 2015 at 5:52am PDT\nSanta Rosa Blue Hole\nPrice: Free to swim\nAddress: 1085 Blue Hole Road, Santa Rosa, NM\nWhy You Need To Go: You can live out your Caribbean dreams at this saphhire-colored swimming hole.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.