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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
As featured in 3 Days in San Pedro
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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This reef is nice. Only problem is it's very busy, tons of tours. People will be getting in your way there. Make sure you have a camera for the sea turtle.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ted S
Reviewed yesterday

The marine life is plentiful. Definitely worth the trip. I saw nurse sharks, rays, eels, and one magnificent turtle.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank vicvic112
Reviewed yesterday

Ask guide about current in regards to choosing life jacket. Tons eagle rays and fish that followed us

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Terri J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We snorkeled in some incredible water here. Tons of marine life and lots to see. Highly recommend taking a tour here. Island Dream Tours offers a great tour that includes this stop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 61elc
Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing trip to Hol Chan/ Shark Ray Alley. The sea life was incredible! Highly recommend this trip if you are in the area!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on 2 excursions here -- snorkling with the family and a few went scuba diving as a refresher (only 30 feet). Saw lots of colorful reef fish, great coral. Clinton was a great guide!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bethany U
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great adventure! First time to ever snorkel and was in total awwww mode! The coral, variety of sealife, attentiveness of crews, close proximity to San Pedro, care taken to preserve this treasure! A must see and partake on a visit to Belize/Ambergris/San Pedro

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank andrealf2019
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a day! Love our guide Jordan (“Soup”) AmigosdelMar DiveShop! He’s playful, knowledgeable and we had him all to ourselves!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank julierenecomer
Reviewed 3 days ago

I hadn't been scuba diving in 20+ years and my dive master suggested that Hol Chan would be a smooth re-entry. He was spot on... I don't think we went deeper than 40 feet and yet the marine life was fabulous. Corals, stingrays, nurse sharks......More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kaupanga
Reviewed 3 days ago

You won't find a better activity than a snorkel in Hol Chan. You will see all types of marine life - and the waters tend to be calm, so great for a first time snorkeler.

Date of experience: March 2019
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GerryAZ
March 5, 2019|
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Response from Realcouplereviews | Reviewed this property |
It has some signs of bleaching, but overall appears healthy. Many types of healthy coral. Lots of different fish, sharks and even a few spotted eagle rays. We didn’t see large grouper, but still very good snorkeling.
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sailorvenus11
February 21, 2019|
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Response from ICTDiner | Reviewed this property |
Not above the surface.
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rojojoke
November 24, 2018|
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Response from MarkandKim0214 | Reviewed this property |
No. It is required that you have a guide inside the reserve to protect the wildlife and corals.
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