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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nurse sharks” (988 reviews)
“sea turtles” (467 reviews)
“fish” (1,840 reviews)
LOCATION
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 634-6731
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"nurse sharks"
in 988 reviews
"sea turtles"
in 467 reviews
"fish"
in 1,840 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 58 reviews
"hol chan"
in 374 reviews
"marine reserve"
in 177 reviews
"shallow dive"
in 75 reviews
"an aquarium"
in 57 reviews
"clear water"
in 60 reviews
"beautiful reef"
in 66 reviews
"night dive"
in 128 reviews
"octopus"
in 73 reviews
"snorkel trip"
in 131 reviews
"barrier reef"
in 93 reviews
"ambergris caye"
in 209 reviews
"searious adventures"
in 68 reviews
"lil alphonse"
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful reef and fish at Hol Chan!! Amazing Adventure!! The short boat ride to the reef was safe and fun! They offered us water and an education about the area and the reef and fish.

Thank Luci H
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Reviewed yesterday

The abundance of fish is amazing. It is a great dive location for beginner divers and those reintroducing themselves to the thrill of salt beneath the waves. I don't know the names of all the fish but I know I saw nurse sharks, lots of...More

Thank Becki T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jaime and Brandon were great guides to snorkeling and swimming with the nurse sharks - we really enjoyed our private charter excursion!

Thank MelissaDTX
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked the tour with our resort on Ambergris Caye. Snorkeling the most beautiful 2nd largest living reef in the world was a must do. We saw Rays, Turtles, Octopus, Barracuda and lots of beautiful fish. We then swam with the sharks at Shark Ray Alley,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place for new divers. Crystal clear water and a lot of underwater creatures to see. It is inside the barrier reef so the sea is more calm and the currents are weaker.

Thank stlskier2
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a really great place to snorkel. Saw lots of fish, corals, sharks and rays. The water is shallow and relatively calm so it is an easy swim even for weak or non-swimmers.

Thank nsb218
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great disappointment. There was nothing to see. I saw few fish mainly sand and some scrub on the bottom. that's all I have to say....

Thank 11Dana11
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The reef is amazing, and well worth the expense of the organised tour. Only thing we didn't see was a turtle.

Thank NHumpo
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent family snorkeling. Must have a tour guide. We booked through our resort. Could have stayed longer.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Shallow site with great wildlife. Saw sea turtles, fish, coral and two spotted eagle rays! This is a protected marine reserve and a guide is required.

Thank Andrea C
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Nichole M
June 28, 2018|
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Response from RM M | Reviewed this property |
Of course! I usually stay on the boat and tan. Just tell them when you book your trip and again when you board so they are aware and can plan accordingly. Enjoy your trip
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Nichole M
June 28, 2018|
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Response from plivsey2017 | Reviewed this property |
You could stay in the boat but the real point of the trip is to dive or snorkel. I would check with the company beforehand. A better alternative might be a glass bottom boat tour. That way your son could enjoy the underwater... More
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Mark I
February 26, 2018|
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Response from john c | Reviewed this property |
Maximum depth is about 15 feet, not worth Scuba diving. you can see everything snorkeling.
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