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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 2013
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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San Pedro, Belize, Belize
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience if you go in and discover the beauty in the water, beautiful corals and sea creators!!!

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Austin TX
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Now I can say I 'swam with sharks.' Harmless and actually quite interesting looking. Water when we went was clear. Not quite as many brightly colored fish, but an abundance.

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Solana Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Louis was an angel. I was given special treatment and made sure I enjoyed the experience. Have to say it rates right up there with the top things I have done in my life. I am an older person but was able to see and do things the young ones did. Fabulous experience booked by White Sands Cove.

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Rathdrum, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Swimming with nurse sharks, sea turtles and giant rays. Reef was not as colorful as I thought it would be Too many snorkels in one place

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

great half-day trip! was great fun to swim through schools of fish, and see rays and sharks! Will do this again. Go early in day, as it fills up fast later in day

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Richmond BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Juni is a legend, having lived through all the hurricanes, and knowing the fish as his friends. It almost seems like Juni is more at home in the sea than he is on land. He doesn't need to feed the fish but they come to him like they know him. Under water, he rubs his hands together, clicks his fingers,... More

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St. Thomas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Very nice marine life. Extremely crowded on cruise ship days, but still cool.Usually include trip to Shark Ray Alley with this trip. Get to watch them feed nurse sharks and rays

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The variety of turtles and fish on this reef was outstanding. It is a short trip and worth it. They also have a stop where they feed reef sharks off the back of the boat and it was very cool to see them feed.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I've little to add that hasn't been already said here but just want to say that I'm an experienced diver and snorkeler and I might be a little jaded. Hol Chan is really stunning and the beauty of it is that it is an easy boat ride from both Caye Caulker and Ambergris Cay. I LOVE the fact that boats... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Loved swimming with the turtles, sharks and rays. Clear, warm water. Colourful fish. Definitely worth the time.

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