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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
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Hoboken, NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We visit about every trip we make to San Pedro. It is very close to Victoria House (maybe 10 minutes at the most). You swim with stingrays, sharks and much more. The snorkeling around the reef is beautiful and feels very safe. The various species appear to be endless. Enjoy.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Swimming with sting rays, nurse sharks, and moray eels? You can't do that in Hawaii. And super warm, crystal clear water. AWESOME!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed seeing the reef and all of its fish, but I was not thrilled about the crowds. It was so packed with people that my husband got separated from our group and had to ride to the shark alley with another boat. Our visit was during the winter peak tourist season and this place is famous. The nurse sharks... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Best snorkeling we have ever done. We haven't encountered water this clear and calm in all our travels.

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Conway, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the whole snorkel experience! Lots of marine life to see. Short boat ride from our hotel. Wilfred was very knowledgeable. Didn't need to be a strong swimmer to have a great time.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Belize guides are very well trained, licensed and proud to show you their country. Sign up with any of the numerous Hol Chan dive operations (snorkeling is pretty amazing, you don't really have to SCUBA) and the day will be etched in your mind forever. Water is clear and warm, fish are on the lookout for divers because the guides... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Such a special place to snorkel... we saw two sea turtles within a minute of getting off the boat. This is one of the best snorkeling spots in the world, without a doubt.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was absolutely great. You must do this !! Use SeaDuced as your guide. They do a great job. We just went on Sept 18th. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made our experience really good.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Visibility was exceptional, we saw nurse sharks, rays, turtles, parrot fish and lots of other sea life. This is a great snorkel or dive.

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Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you go anywhere near this, do it. The water is crystal clear, the wildlife is prolific. Just an excelent experience.

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