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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: , San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: 634-6731
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Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
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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We did our dive with Ambergris Divers and would recommend them.

My first dive! This was my first scuba diving experience, but my boyfriend, who is a much more experienced diver, says that the amount of sea life we saw was unprecedented. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My first dive! This was my first scuba diving experience, but my boyfriend, who is a much more experienced diver, says that the amount of sea life we saw was unprecedented. I can say that it was completely beautiful and peaceful. I loved it and plan to get my scuba certification.

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Pheba, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice snorgle trip. The guides were very informative and explained everything as we were going. I did expect more color on the reef and I did expect more coloreful fish. There were some but not a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

You should do Hol Chan. A must do in Belize especially if it is your first time. Great snorkeling for all ages. My children ages 8 and 6 love snorkeling here. Lots of coral and sea life. We usually hire a guide named John Murray that takes us on our own private tour. He is awesome especially with kids but... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

amazing. bring your water proof camera. i saw some sea turtles and plenty of huge fish. you will have a blast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent diving. We did a few dives and there is more life than in many other places we've been diving before. In July it was not very crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I are amateur snorkelers and try to snorkel wherever we go. We've been to a lot of great sites around the world, including Bahamas, St Martin, St Thomas, Cancun/Cozumel, Hawaii, and elsewhere. Hol Chan by far is the best place I've ever seen for water quality, marine diversity, and shear size of the park (immense). TIP: You... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We got the first real taste of coral at Hol Chan with so many varieties. You snorkel over a ledge that is a rather deep drop off, I believe called "the trench", and then suddenly you snorkel back over shallow areas where you have to be a little bit aware of accidentally bumping into the reef. With caution, it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We took a tour to this marine reserve, was my son first snorkeling, he is 8 yrs old and he loved it, he saw lot of fish, coral and nurse sharks. Good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went out with Amigos del Mar. The Hol Chan is an incredible snorkel site, one of the best in the world. When you snorkel here, you also snorkel Shark Alley. Unbelievable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful snorkeling, see turtles, all kinds of fish, coral, etc. Water is not too deep (drop off is around 4' in the middle of the ocean) and then goes to 15' and small area where you snorkel over a deep cave. Crystal clear water lets you see way down.

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