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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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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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Lots of fish, turtles, sharks and sting rays

This was a great first dive in Belize to get us familiarize with the local water. Lots of friendly fish and turtles.

Reviewed January 27, 2016
cantfindaname10
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed January 27, 2016

This was a great first dive in Belize to get us familiarize with the local water. Lots of friendly fish and turtles.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed January 27, 2016

My boyfriend and I went to Belize as our first international trip together. This was his first experience snorkeling, at it was excellent! Lots of marine life and clear, warm water. We saw a moray eel and sea turtles. I saw SCUBA divers there but I wouldn't recommend it as it's not a very deep marine park and you easily... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed January 27, 2016

I rarely use the word amazing. It applies here. My wife and I did a snorkel trip that words do not do justice. We saw thousands of fish. We were 15 feet from a giant turtle. We saw manta rays......many of them! The 2 Darrell's from Belize Adventure were an absolute delight. We had scuba divers that were traveling the... More 

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Thank Len F
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Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Loved swimming with the Rays, sharks, sea turtles and all the amazingly beautiful fish! Can't wait to go back

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent morning of snorkling, seeing 2 species of turtle, 2 species of ray, nurse shark and barracuda amongst with many colourfull fishes. Although the coral colours donot match those of the Great Barrier Reef, we were impressed by this Reef. A snorkel guide is a must. We had an private Tour by Searious.

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Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Ok so it may have been my first snorkeling experience. But it completely blew me away. We went with Chip from Palapa Tours and it was a great trip. We saw many different sea critters: turtles, fish, barracuda, eel, shark, and lots of coral. Our tour guide even helped rescue a turtle who was injured. This is a must go... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

Incredible diving, unbelievable amounts of fish and live coral. Many, many Manta Rays. Not to be missed if in Belize for diving.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed January 25, 2016

I went snorkeling and scuba diving at Hol Chan and loved both experiences. It's one of the most popular spots for both activities, particularly because it's so easy to get to. Highly recommend a windbreaker or sweater for the ride back!

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Reviewed January 25, 2016

Beautiful fish and manta rays. Well worth the effort and cost, although there are many tours offering many packages so if you're on Ambergris Caye there's no excuse to miss it!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed January 24, 2016

Wonderful. Absolutely stunning snorkeling. Water is crystal clear, lots of fish, sharks, rays, and turtles. We spent several hours in the water and had a blast.

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