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Hol Chan Marine Reserve: Tours & Tickets

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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
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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All reviews nurse sharks fish sea turtles great place to snorkel hol chan marine reserve shallow dive an aquarium clear water beautiful reef night dive octopus barrier reef snorkel trip ambergris caye searious adventures an amazing experience
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the place to go for snorkeling or an easy scuba dive! There is no fishing allowed here so there is an abundance of fish, turtles, sharks, rays, etc. it is like swimming in an aquarium!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jblu1213
Reviewed 4 days ago

Most amazing snorkeling I've ever experienced. Saw beautiful fish, coral, eagle rays, sting rays. We will definately be back.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mauragrant
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was such a beautiful spot - we swam with sharks, saw an octopus, witnesses tons of varieties of fish species swimming around + loved the area. I learned to free dive here! Great weather, wonderful people, and a special protected area. 10/10 recommend!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank shajuniper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing spot to dive - lots of fish but not much else. Went with Chuck and Robbie's Dive Center - might be a better place to snorkel

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BubbleMarker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved snorkeling here, such a diverse array of fish, rays, coral and nurse sharks. Definitely make a stop here!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank afred17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started shallow and made our way to the barrier reef. What an amazing trip. Spotted eagle Ray's, moray eels, southern stingray, nurse sharks... Crysat clear water and an easy dive.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience. We were swimming with Nurse Sharks and Stingrays. Snorkeling around the reef is stunning. They are doing a fantastic job of protecting our reefs and underwater world. Recommend it to everyone!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank valeriedU2603TQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swim with the turtles and the rays and the sharks. This was an incredible excursion and I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 61elc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unique experience. Don't miss this on your trip. Can be a little bit strenuous to some due to currents in the channel, but well worth the effort.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tod S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on night and day dives through Ramons. Both dives were great. The reef is in great shape and the variety of marine life is incredible. The night dive was one of my top three. I lost track of the number of octopus, rays and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 322claudes
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6 March 2019|
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Response from Christine P | Reviewed this property |
I can't compare it to what you saw in the past. Portions of the reef are partitioned off from diving to prevent further erosion. The parts that I saw were very healthy despite a windy climate above the waves.
21 February 2019|
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Response from ICTDiner | Reviewed this property |
Not above the surface.
25 November 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.