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“Wow!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Hol Chan Marine Reserve
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in San Pedro
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
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Owner description: This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
Cochrane, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Wow!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Fabulous trip..went with Alfonse...had a great reputation and didn't disappoint! He spent a lot of time making sure everyone had the best experience he could. Only cmplaint was we weree the most experienced ones on our trip so spent a lot of time in the water waiting while the others got organzied. Tours can be too big.Lots of cool things to see, busy spot so got a bit congested at times with all the other tours. Saw eels, turtles, tons of bright fish...

Visited February 2013
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We saw more sea life on this snorkeling tour than we did diving! Manatees, sharks, rays, all kinds of fish and coral. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable!!! Loved it! Don't miss out on this one!

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This was an amzing experience. I highly recommend. There are different zones to see. Turtles, eels, Huge sting rays, sharks (nurse), and tons of beutiful fish and coral. Even saw an eagle mantaray and an octopus! Used Tuff Enuff tours. Luis was great!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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“A ton of marine life packed in a small place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Not only did we scuba dive Hol Chan (a shallow dive never more than 25-30 feet), we went back and snorkeled it. The amount and size of marine fish was incredible - nurse sharks, rays, jacks, turtles, and some rare fish were in great abundance.

Visited January 2013
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Falmouth, ME
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“Like an aquarium!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The most dense marine life we have seen snorkeling yet! We saw turtles, a huge moray eel, an octopus, and a bunch of nurse sharks.

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