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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: 634-6731
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Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent...
This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
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great snorkeling

Beautiful place went with eco divers and had great time marine life is greattruly a must if you like snorkeling or diving.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place went with eco divers and had great time marine life is greattruly a must if you like snorkeling or diving.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You have to get a boat to the reserve, but it's worth it. Snorkeling, we saw nurse sharks, eagle rays and a huge variety of fish. Then, and this is something you have to check out, we went back AT NIGHT! This was totally cool. We were given flashlights and unlike during the day, we stuck together with the guide.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The marine life here was amazing. We saw spotted eagle rays, Grouper, and all kinds of marine life. The coral was beautiful and the water was clear. Our tour guide, Yamin from Tranquility Bay Resort, did a great job taking us through the reserve and showing us things in the water we may have missed snorkeling by ourselves.

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Bogota
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Abundance of fish, turtles, nurse sharks, barracudas. Calm and relaxing swim. It is too shallow to dive except for a mini-dive for apprentices.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed an awesome day of snorkeling and exploring a nearby Caye on the Caye Caulker day sail trip with stops at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We booked our snorkeling excursion with Tuff E Nuff. The guides were kind, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the sea life and history of the reef. The sea life was fascinating. Large sea turtles, barracuda, beautiful fish, coral, nurse sharks, sting rays and other sea creatures made it very interesting. I have snorkeled three times now and this was my favorite.

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Sacramento, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to snorkel or dive. We did both along with a night dive. Place is alive with marine life. Turtles, Sharks, eels, Rays etc. a must see

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a national marine reserve. A bit crowded. Lots of fish, sharks and sting rays to watch. Good for both snorkeling and diving.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Being a novice snorkeler, I was delighted with my snorkeling experience. The reef with its varieties of coral, schools of fish, turtles, eels, and sharks was an "other world experience" both fascinating and mesmerizing. We booked with Tuff Enuf and found the guides to be friendly, informative and respectful of the ecosystem. This was truly the highlight of my trip.

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East Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Saw spotted eagle ray, baracuda, nurse sharks, sea turtles and alot of others. Would have enjoyed more free time. The tour was nice but went a little fast.

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Address: Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: 634-6731
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro

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