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Win a holiday to the Maldives worth £10,000 THE WHERE ARE YOU? TRAVEL COMPETITION: JANUARY 2017 @ Conde Nast Traveller

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We're giving away five nights at the breathtakingly beautiful Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives - a dream honeymoon destination and one of the original and best barefoot-luxury Maldives resorts - they … Read More
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7m, 3w agoFound 7 months, 3 weeks ago / ended 31 Jan 1731 January 2017
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We're giving away five nights at the breathtakingly beautiful Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives - a dream honeymoon destination and one of the original and best barefoot-luxury Maldives resorts - they take your shoes off you when you first step from speedboat to jetty. Smart-but-simple wooden villas are built on stilts above the clearest turquoise waters.
The winner and a guest will stay in an overwater Villa Suite, with daily breakfast and dinner included, along with a wine and cheese tasting and a snorkelling trip with a marine biologist. The prize includes return business class flights to Malé with Qatar Airways, and boat transfers to and from the hotel.

To enter, click to see a photograph of a mystery destination. Read the clue and see if you can identify the location in the photograph.

Please see comment#1 for the clues and my answer, good luck!

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Thank you for entering this competition, and good luck!
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The prize is subject to availability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and proof of age will be required before the prize is dispatched. All qualifying entrants who answer the question correctly will be placed in a free prize draw. Winners will be notified within 28 days of the draw taking place. If the winner cannot be contacted within 30 days of the draw taking place, an alternative winner may be chosen. All decisions by the Editor are final. There is no cash alternative to the prize. The prize is non-exchangeable. The competition is not open to anyone associated with The Condé Nast Publications Ltd or any associated companies. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. A list of winners' names is available on written request from The Condé Nast Publications Lt, Vogue House, Hanover Square, London W1S 1JU. No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are not properly received due to communications beyond our control. The prize must be taken before March 2018. Blackout dates apply: 1 to 29 February 2017, 10 to 24 April 2017, 1 to 10 October 2017 and 20 December 2017 to 9 January 2018. All travel must be completed by 31 January 2018. The prize is for two business class return tickets from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh to Maldives via Doha. Taxes and surcharges included. Prize tickets must be booked together for travel on the same flights. Tickets are valid on Qatar Airways operating flights only. The original letter must be produced to the ticketing office via email when booking. Ticket to be issues in the winners' names only. Embargo restrictions may apply. Subject to availability. Once tickets are issued, no changes are permitted. Please quote the authority reference code at the bottom of the letter in all correspondence. For ticket issuance, please contact Qatar Airways reservations office: [email protected]
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7m, 3w agoFound 7 months, 3 weeks ago / ended 31 Jan 1731 January 2017
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Dive into the deep, deep blue. This giant full stop in the ocean is a bucket-list destination for wet-suited explorers around the world. It's a hole, a very big hole, large enough to fit several Albert Halls - about a quarter of a mile across and just over 400 feet deep, and formed from a collapsed cave system. As a hole, it has achieved a certain amount of fame: it appears on the UNESCO World Heritage List and was celebrated in the 1970s by a certain red-hatted French adventurer, who sailed here to chart its depth and declared it an incroyable scuba-diving site. Its name, though, was coined by a British diver and writer. The walls are lined with huge, multi-coloured stalactites and trippy limestone formations, creating a stone cathedral patrolled by Caribbean reef sharks and species such as midnight parrotfish. It's said that the deeper one goes, the water becomes clearer and the formations more complex. Just don't forget to come back up.
Where are you?
Identify the place described above, and its location,

The picture clue:

http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u512/marba01/bluehole_zps8hwuxigr.jpg


Same picture here

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-great-blue-hole-a-collapsed-underwater-cave-system-lighthouse-reef-44022689.html

MY ANSWER: The Great Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef, Belize Barrier Reef, Belize

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blue_Hole
The Great Blue Hole is a giant submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 m (984 ft) across and 108 m (354 ft) deep.

The Great Blue Hole is a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

This site was made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world. In 1971 he brought his ship, the Calypso, to the hole to chart its depths. Investigations by this expedition confirmed the hole's origin as typical karst limestone formations, formed before rises in sea level in at least four stages, leaving ledges at depths of 21 m (69 ft), 49 m (161 ft), and 91 m (299 ft). Stalactites were retrieved from submerged caves, confirming their previous formation above sea level. Some of these stalactites were also off-vertical by 5˚[1] in a consistent orientation, indicating that there had also been some past geological shift and tilting of the underlying plateau, followed by a long period in the current plane.

Initial measured depth of Great Blue Hole was 125 m (410 ft) which is the most often cited depth up to this day.

This is a popular spot among recreational scuba divers who are lured by the opportunity to dive in sometimes crystal-clear water and meet several species of fish, including Midnight Parrotfish, Caribbean reef shark, and other juvenile fish species.

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#2
your greattt!
#3
Thank you
#4
Thanks :)
#5
Thanks
#6
Appreciate your help, Marba. :D
#7
x <3
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Thank you
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Thanks :)
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Thank you
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Thank You
#12
thanks :)
#13
Thanks, great research as always :D:)
#14
Thanx marba :D
#15
Thanks so much marba X)
#16
BIG THANKS!!!
#17
thanks
#18
THANKS
#19
MANY THANKS :)
#20
Thanks
#21
thanks
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Thanks
#23
well done
#24
Thank you
#25
Many thanks
#26
Thank you.
#27
Thankyou :)
#28
Thank you
#29
Thanks
#30
Wow - much appreciated! ; )
#31
Thank you!
#32
Just awesome all round!
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