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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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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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Best place to snorkel ever!

Snorkeling at the reef in Hol Chan Marine Reserve was the coolest snorkeling trip I've ever done. Went with Lady Leslie Tours which included stops at the Reef, then at Shark and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pine, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Snorkeling at the reef in Hol Chan Marine Reserve was the coolest snorkeling trip I've ever done. Went with Lady Leslie Tours which included stops at the Reef, then at Shark and ray alley and then 2 hours on Caye Caulker. Excellent trip!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must visit this underwater spot because of the beauty of the fish you will see, but brace yourselves. The crowds can be overwhelming.

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Thank Randall B
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful scuba diving spot. It's a must see for snorkeling seekers. I was scuba diving while my wife and daughter were snorkeling. There was some many different fish, and underwater life living on an undisturbed, amazing Coral reef. It is a good place to start, and get your feet wet. Don't mind the Sharks they don't bite!! :)

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Thank Nathan L
Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome snorkeling!! Better than Mexico & Hawaii. Sea turtles, eels, sea urchins and an abundance of beautiful fish. Shark Alley is an experience. Snorkeling with nurse sharks which vary in size from 2 feet to 14 feet is something you will always rememeber.We highly recommend this excursion.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been exploring & searching for good snorkeling spots for years. This will be a repeater for us. Sea turtles, coral, sharks, and colorful fish.

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Red Deer, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You won't be disappointed. We saw turtles, stingrays, nurse sharks, tropical fish, coral and SO much more.

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Thank Darlene H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was taken out by Ramon's Village to the Reserve. Saw 4 turtles, 4 stingrays, 1 shark and lots of fish. It was great fun. The coral is not as brightly colored as other places but the wild life was great!

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took an excursion from the X'Tan Ha Resort which is about a 45-minute boat ride each way. If possible, choose a calm, sunny day--we battled waves which some may find challenging.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are divers and weren't sure if snorkeling at Hol Chan would be "good enough" rather than diving. As the weather during our stay in San Pedro wasn't great, we took advantage of an opening to go snorkeling as it would have been our only chance to get out there. We were not disappointed! We paid $40USD per person (park... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a half day snorkeling trip with Ambergris Divers and we saw nurse sharks, enormous sea turtles, sea urchins, conchs, a barracuda and even a green moray eel! Coral is brown or orange with some purple fans. Some colorful fishes but not in huge numbers. Large colonies of jack fish and snappers.

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