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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: 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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The guides were excellent. Safety is always their first priority, then fun! Ask for Javier. We went on a Friday morning with a group and they were very efficient and quick to... read more

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guides were excellent. Safety is always their first priority, then fun! Ask for Javier. We went on a Friday morning with a group and they were very efficient and quick to get us going.

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Westchester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's such a treat to see beautiful colorful fish and coral. It makes you want to protect our environment even more so our kids and their kids will be able to see what nature is all about. Don't miss it.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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We went with Island Dream Tours. Great boat, great crew, great dinks and great experience. The reef was very clear and we saw many fish, dolphin, crabs, coral and other sealife. At Shark Ray Alley the sharks and rays were very large and very tame.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here with Genie from Coral Divers (much cheaper than through the resorts) and saw the most awesome sights. You just gotta see it.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hol chan reserve is an awesome place with a good amount of fish. There are beautiful fan and elk horn corals. I saw nurse sharks, a huge turtle, barracuda, tarpon, big eye jacks, permits, lobster, snappers and many other aquarium fish. A good thing is that it only takes about 15-20 minutes to get out to the snorkeling area... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A few years ago when Red Lobster decimated the lobster population in Belize and ruined the local economy when they pulled out, the Hol Chan Reserve was about the only place you could find lobster. It is a nice reserve and well worth visiting. I don't ever frequent Red Lobster just because they did this in Belize.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had never been to Belize, so this was our first time snorkeling and diving there. Saw a great variety of wildlife including a sea turtle. After other dives, I don't think we'd go back. It was a great way to break in, but disappointingly touristy. Way too many people were there. But, our dive master was very knowledgeable and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very shallow,30 feet, we did this site when the diving was not possible due to weather. Lots of huge turtles and nurse sharks very easy, very fun. Was also fun to watch a baby squid try to swim up a fellow divers board shorts when he was getting up out of the water and into the boat. He had no... More 

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Spring Grove, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a trip from our hotel to the reserve in July. What a great time, calm water, crystal clear visibility, and tons and tons of sea life. Fish, coral, sharks (nurse sharks), turtles, rays, eels, all viewed. Probably the best 1/2 snorkel we have ever been on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Word to the wise, DO NOT go at pick time of day. It's a great place but way over crowded. Tons of coral and fish and very shallow.

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