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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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$67*
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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Owner description: This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful. Turtles, sharks, and fish weren't even scared of people and we had the best tour guide available. Herman was an excellent captain and knew all of the fun and exciting places to go.

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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing snorkel trip. Two species of Sea Turtles, Sting Rays, Sharks and so many beautiful fish.

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We snorkeled and scuba dove in Hol Chan and had a great time. We saw beautiful fish, and coral, and it's a very short boatride from Ambergris.

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Manhattan Beach, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Was not disappointed in the number and variety of fish we say here. We have been to the Great Barrier Reef and this is in the same league.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Not good visibility for us and very few fish. We were disappointed that there for so few fish. We're used to pacific populations.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went with Noel from Coral reef, recommended by Ernesto at Cocotal Inn & Cabana's. Noel was the best guide we have had on a snorkeling excursion!

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Seattle, Washington
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We went with Coral divers. Very knowledgeable guide, and very reasonable price. WE were the only two people on the tour, so the guide brought his mother and two year old son, so it was really fun.

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charlotte, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Went on a snorkeling trip and happened upona group of FIVE MANATEES!! Just amazing! We also swam with nurse sharks while the sharks dined on fish heads (better than dining on us!)

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Used Caveman tours from Caye Caulker and trip was fantastic. Swam with a manatee, turtles, sharks and even saw a seahorse. Caveman was an awesome host and very knowledgeable. One problem did arise though when we went to pay for the excursion (which we were told to do so afterwards). Back story: We were supposed to take Raggamuffin Tours but... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Be the first to jump in when the boat pulls up. All the sharks come right up to the boat to get some food. If you wait half have already moved on to the next boat. Great snorkeling trip and very safe, even for kids.

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