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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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As featured in 3 Days in San Pedro and 2 other guides
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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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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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Great snorkel spot!

I went here during my trip to Belize. It was the best variety of things to see while snorkeling. It had shallows, reefs, wildlife (nurse sharks, eagle rays, sting rays, and tons... read more

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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here during my trip to Belize. It was the best variety of things to see while snorkeling. It had shallows, reefs, wildlife (nurse sharks, eagle rays, sting rays, and tons of fish), deep waters (40ish feet, that's deep for snorkeling), and there was a current near the mouth of the reef. It was kind of crowded, but we... More 

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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5 reviews
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This is a wonderful area to see various fish and coral heads including nurse sharks and rays. My daughter and I went with Sea-rious Adventures. They have wonderful and knowledgeable snorkel guides.

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Thank Cathy L
Mississauga, Canada
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13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great dive site. Shallow, easy diving with so much wildlife. It feels like you're swimming in an aquarium. Lovely.

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Boonville, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I snorkeled here while on an EF Tour. Our guides, Louis and Joey, were excellent. The variety of animals was stunning and the coral was breathtaking.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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My friends and I saw Hol Chan with a guide from Searious Adventures and I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking to snorkel in Hol Chan or shark ray alley.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The day was a bit cloudy but we still had a wonderful dive at Hol Chan. Beautiful reef, turtles, sharks, and rays. Definitely worth a visit if you dive or snorkel.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely stunning wildlife! I saw so many fish I can't remember them all. Eels, barracuda, sting rays, fish, anemone, everything!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the half day option, and that was just fine. It gets busy as its very popular but its worth it to experience the feeding nurse sharks and sting rays. We booked our trip with Tuff-e-nuff. They were fantastic.

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Zedelgem, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

fantastic snorkling experience in this woderfull area; A must for each visitor who loves nature and sea, fishes all kind.The price you pay to the local agencies for this excursion is worth to pay, however bettter to book on caye caulker versus San Pedro ( more expensive )

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The reef is incredible for both scuba and snorkeling! Amazing wild life, expect to see nurse sharks, turtles, sting rays, eels and much more.

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