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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: +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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Our visit this time included huge permit, some large nurse sharks, a well camouflaged peacock flounder, and a flying gurnard: a strange critter walking along the bottom using... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit this time included huge permit, some large nurse sharks, a well camouflaged peacock flounder, and a flying gurnard: a strange critter walking along the bottom using modified fins with gorgeous, huge blue 'wings' - something I'd never seen or even heard of before. Highly recommended!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hol Chan was an amazing experience that I highly recommend. We did Hol Chan as part of a day trip fishing and snorkeling. I highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We toured Hol Chan with Tiff E Nuff tours - twice because once just wasn't enough. The amount of marine life was outstanding. Our guides took time to identify much of what we saw.

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Thank Fawn L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The reserve was absolutely amazing ! I felt like I was in the movie finding nemo. Absolutely breathtaking views of the barrier. There's more than 100 varieties of exotic fish , many rays , sharks etc ! so worth it. I would highly recommend going with Chuck and Robbie's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere + a long established marine reserve + crystal Caribbean water make a great combination.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an amazing site to visit. We were amazed at how beautiful the snorkeling was and so glad that our guides brought us here (No Worries Tours from San Pedro)! This will be a treasured memory for my 3 young boys and me forever!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of aquatic life. Great if you are looking for a 1/2 day trip. Only 15-20 min boat ride from San Pedro. This would be a fantastic first time snorkel trip.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic snorkeling with sharks, rays, and other reef fish. Highly recommend a visit to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, even if you stay in the boat!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the only second time I've done ocean snorkeling and it was amazing. Finding out that this was the second largest reef in the world made it better. We were picked up at our hotel dock so transportation was easy. We were in a small group of 8 people so it made it easier with two guides but when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were shocked by the amount of fish we came across when snorkeling here. Everywhere you looked there were schools of 20+ fish, and one time as we were swimming my wife looked to the side and saw that we were being followed by a giant school of a least 50 fish! We also saw a barracuda... More 

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