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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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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Did two dives and two snorkels here over five days in July 2014. Amazing, amazing, amazing.....seriously worth the effort. Rays, sharks, sea turtles, millions of fish, barracuda, even a dolphin. We went with Tuff Eniff tours who were awesome.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you want to see some amazing sea life, then this is the place for you! Since it is a protected area, many sea creatures come here. We saw nurse sharks, sting rays, eels, turtles, and much more! LOVE this place!! Great value too!!

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our trip was booked with Action Divers.. They were wonderful!!! We had a great adventure, saw the most amazing sea-life.... Turtles, nurse sharks, stingrays, all kinds of fish.. We enjoyed everything.. If you are going to San Pedro, this is a MUST Do while you are there...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was amazing snorkling. We saw turtles, sharks, awesome fish and the people of belize are preserving this area to keep the sea animals safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We've snorkeled elsewhere in the Caribbean, but this was amazing. We saw a ton of fish, HUGE coral, and a few sea turtles, which was a happy surprise.

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Syracuse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Plenty of fish to be seen + turtles, eels, etc. etc. We were surprised that we really didn't need life jackets to float about, although they were available if we needed them. We went with Belize Master Tours, booked through Xanadu Island Resort.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great trip out to the reef. The water is some of the clearest water I have snorkeled in. Lots of fish, turtles, sharks, rays. It can get crowded and I would hate to see it during high season but it would still be worth the trip.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Belize Pro divers? not sure name of shop at banyan bay, but very good, swam w/sharks! very easy even for us old folks

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Krum, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Must do if you snorkel or dive! Our master diver was knowledgable and web went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience and was respectful of the ecosystem. The reef contains more species of marine life than I expected! Hard to top this experience.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, but crowded. Our guide was well-versed and was interested in making sure we were safe and that we saw everything that was available.

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