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“Excellent snorkeling!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Hol Chan Marine Reserve
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
634-6731
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Best Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray...
Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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Owner description: This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
Wausau, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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“Excellent snorkeling!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We did an excursion here wit Tuff E'Nuff and I cannot say enough about the guides. I expected to be plopped in the water and left on my own. Instead, James and David made sure everyone in the group saw all the best fish, diving down to tease out moray eels, catching nurse sharks for the group to touch, explaining details of some of the particular wildlife like the sea turtle "Eileen" so-named because of her gimpy fin. Sting rays, grouper, coral, yellow-tail jack and more, in abundance. I really wish I had an underwater camera. Worth every penny!

Visited January 2013
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Danville, California
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“Amazing Adventures at Hol Chan Marine Reserve!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The second largest barrier reef in the world... Hol Chan is incredible! You can swim with sharks (nurse sharks) they are large and gentle... large manta rays and turtles! Incredible number of fish and the coral reef is spectacular! You should not miss this place!!!

Visited December 2012
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San Pedro, Belize
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“Like being in an aquarium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I have never seen such an array of fish and other marine life in one place in my life. So many spotted eagle rays, sting rays, nurse sharks, green moray eels and beautiful turtles. The guide from Searious Adventures did a great job describing everything we saw.

Visited January 2013
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boston, ma
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“amazing wildlife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

amazing wildlife, rays/sharks/parrot fish/turtles but a lot of people. worth is to splurge on smaller tours and go in the morning

Visited January 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Snorkel/dive stop not to miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We did a full day snorkel/sail tour and this area was our first stop. Our guide was fabulous! Very caring about the reef and preservation. He was great at coaxing the eels out from hiding too! I started to notice that he had two Yellow Tail Lady Fish following him around! They stayed with us all the way around the reef and back to the boat! I just hope that this area will stay well preserved and not over run with commercialism!

Visited January 2013
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