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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 634-6731
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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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Amazing Snorkel Experience

The fish were abundant and the reef was beautifully protected. We traveled with Island Dream Tours - YOLO and I highly recommend them to ALL. The staff was extremely knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fish were abundant and the reef was beautifully protected. We traveled with Island Dream Tours - YOLO and I highly recommend them to ALL. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and pointed out many sea creatures that I wouldn't have noticed otherwise.

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow!!! We visited here with Tuff E Nuff tours! It was incredible! We saw sting rays, nurse sharks, sea turtles, barracuda, moray eel, and a plethora of incredible fish! This place is a must visit on Ambergris Caye!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Calm water, spotted eagle ray, green moray eel, barracudas, nurse sharks, rays, and more to see. I would imagine the quality of the snorkel would depend on the guide. We did see one guide baiting an eel which did not seem safe. Our guide was very good, however.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I give it a 4-star because I had been to this place about a decade ago and had memories of seeing wonderful corals. This time not so. I think Hurricane that happened in August 2015 did a lot of damage to corals and to the island in general. The fish were though plentiful and Diving company & Guide I went... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This marine reserve is in the barrier reef. We saw nurse sharks, rays and every kind of fish you can imagine!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second biggest reef in the World! Sting rays, nurse sharks, sea turtles, fish everywhere! You will not be disappointed if you go out to the reef for a day of adventure. We were there at Christmas and swam for 1.5 hours without getting cold. I would go again in a second.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hol Chan is a MUST SEE when visiting San Pedro. It was like swimming in an aquarium. Fish were abundant and we swam with nurse sharks, rays and more fish than I could number. Highly Recommended

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a night dive with Amigos del Mar in the marina reserve. Beautiful, plenty of marine life. The reef have been bleach due to the hurricane last year and climate change, so dont expect a colorful scenery.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of many managed areas in San Pedro that is teeming with wildlife as even the fish no it is save to swim with the local small, harmless sharks and stingrays. Yes .. you can too .. as the stingrays will likely follow you until you feed them. Hol Chan is the busiest, Shark Ray Alley and Mexico rock are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

BEAUTIFUL - I only snorkeled for 5-10 minutes before claustrophobia got me. However the view from the boat was amazing. I was able to get some great pics!

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