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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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Spokane, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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San Diego, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Paso Robles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

best snorkel and dive area. spent the day with "Scuba Steve" and his crew. Loved the Nurse Sharks and Groupers that came to the boat.

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were able to pet and see large nurse sharks and manta rays in the wild. A true once in a lifetime experience

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A day trip to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a must. Whether diving or snorkeling, you have to rent a charter. The sea life is incredible and the fact you get to swim with sharks is a once in a lifetime experience.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We honeymooned in Belize and went to Hol Chan as part of our trip. Our admission to the park was part of our package. We went through Belize Pro Drive Shop which I highly recommend! We are experienced snorkelers and have snorkeled in other countries. This experience was like an snorkeling in an aquarium. Our guide did a really nice... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very diverse easy dive site 25ft max depth) lots of diversity in coral and fish. Turtles, rays, sharks and dozens on dozens of reef fish. Fun easy site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Simply breathtaking. Don't make the mistake of visiting Ambergris and not visiting this Marine Reserve. Eagle Rays, Moray Eels, Turtles, Nurse Sharks - amongst others all in one day. Truly unique.

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