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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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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Swimming alongside loggerhead turtles

Best snorkeling ever. Go with TuffENuff, on their catamaran. Being in the water with someone pointing things out was great if you are not an experienced diver

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
CWeil
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Best snorkeling ever. Go with TuffENuff, on their catamaran. Being in the water with someone pointing things out was great if you are not an experienced diver

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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Guns and Carlos, with Searious, were the best guides! Viewing the reef and sea life was truly a once in a life time experience. Physically easy enough for my 69 yo mother and third grader. Don't miss out!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Hol Chan is literally one of the best places to snorkel I've ever been. I'm also hesitant to write this as I don't want more people to show up. The water is so clear, the sea life is crazy abundant. Turtles, sting rays, eagle rays, moray eels, snapper, barracuda, angel fish, conch, nurse sharks, reef sharks, tons of coral....should I... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

You don't need to be a scuba diver to enjoy the underwater delights of Hol Chan and Shark/Ray Alley. There's so much to see from the surface, including plenty of rays and curious nurse sharks. An extraordinary experience for the whole family.

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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Loved this reserve for a shallow dive - 45' and less. Superb sights! Great opportunity for snorkeling as well. Went with a group of six and I was the only diver. Everyone enjoyed their time here.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Coral is very colourful and lots of fish, rays, turtles and sharks, BUT very busy at times got kicked by fins several times

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Duvall, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our tour operators took us to 4 spot on Ho Chan. We saw fantastic schools of fish, green turtles, loggerhead turtles, barracudas, nurse sharks. Great day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We dove Hol Chan and really liked it. The coral isn't as colorful as some tropical locations but there are lots of cool corals and lots of fish. The Hol Chan/Shark ray alley trip is a must if you are in Belize

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

You will not be dissappointed if you go snorkling to this location. It can get a bit crowded and I recomend going on sunny days - the viewing is much better and more colorful. We saw many types of fish, sting rays, nurse sharks and were able to interact with teh sting rays and sharks. Our kids (ages 8 &... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, clear water teaming with sea life. Even though on the surface the reserve looked extremely crowded, once we began our snorkel/scuba trips it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Thanks Chuck and Robbie's for an amazing experience at the reserve.

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