Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro: Address, Phone Number, Hol Chan Marine Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Hol Chan Marine Reserve
4.5
Reefs • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
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Paesan
Austin, TX303 contributions
Took a Day sail here on Seaduction Catamaran to they Beautiful Reef
Nov 2021
The Reef is in spectacular shape! Best I have seen in the Carribbean in the last few years. They limit the number of snorkelers and divers per day. We were there 5 days before Thanksgiving and there were about 10 boats there. Three catamarans, and 7 smaller dive/excursion boats. We had to follow our guide but the 45 minute snorkel experience was very productive. We saw Hawksbeak turtles, green turtles, loggerhead turtles, Spotted Eagle Ray, Octopi, Nurse sharks, tons of fish in waters ranging form 5 to 35 feet. I am so glad the cruise ships are not allowed anywhere near this place. Hats off to Belize for protecting their portion of the second largest reef system in the world! We also did the Nurse shark/Sting ray feeding and it was well worth it and dramatic.
Written 30 November 2021
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cassowaryfri
6 contributions
Amazing night snorkel
Nov 2021
I snorkeled both during the day and night, both are good, and the night is better. The marine life is more active.
Written 28 November 2021
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Lance6270
Wylie, TX152 contributions
Love the history of it
Nov 2021
We had a great time visiting the Hol Chan while diving with Scuba School and Family dive center. They explained all the history and how it came about. A must do for sure.
Written 12 November 2021
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Elissa P
36 contributions
Honeymoon Excursion
Sep 2021
We went on this excursion as part of our honeymoon package with Gaia/Matachica. Highly recommend! Our tour guide was amazing and knowledgeable about where to spot the best marine life. We also took a short trip to nearby Shark Ray Alley and had the opportunity to swim with so many nurse sharks!
Written 7 November 2021
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Matthew M
Kansas City, KS9 contributions
Chumming
Oct 2021 • Solo
Money making grift through the “park fees.” Easy babysitting job for dive masters. Tourist trap that caters to those trying to get Instagram photos with turtles and sharks. Harmful to wildlife. Chumming common. Sharks follow boat motors expecting to be fed.

Know what you’re signing up for.
Written 6 November 2021
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JuanStudioCity
Los Angeles, CA103 contributions
So much to see Under the Surface..
Oct 2021
Hol Chan Marine Reserve was included with our Lady Leslie Catamaran trip.

It was a wonderful seeing all sorts of fish and wildlife.

Hol Chan is still very well preserved and according to some the nicest coral reef outside Australia.

It's definitely worth a visit whether you snorkel or scuba dive.
Written 30 October 2021
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Kerry T
4 contributions
You must go!
Oct 2021
We go snorkeling there every visit with and without kids. We love going with Under Da Sea and Xcite Sailing. The sea turtles, rays, and so so many different types of fish mesmerize us each time. You have to go. So much fun and beautiful.
Written 24 October 2021
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OMartinez
Atlanta, GA10 contributions
Bucket list item checked!
Oct 2021 • Couples
I have snorkeled all over the Caribbean. This was my first dive after getting my certification. Wow. My wife and her friends snorkeled while the guys dived. We saw so much wildlife in a short amount of time. Beautiful. The tour operator Amigos Del Mar did a great job of pointing out the local wildlife for us.
Written 19 October 2021
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Calvin W
Dover, DE13 contributions
Great tour!
Aug 2021
Went with Scuba School and Family Dive Center. They were knowledgable, hospitable, and tons of fun. Great way to see lots of sea life!
Written 13 September 2021
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dori
Austin, TX4 contributions
Snorkeling wonderland !
Aug 2021 • Family
HolChan marine reserve d so many beautiful fish - sea turtles- shark- puffer fish - triggers - seargeant majors - barracuda- everything you would
Love to see under the sea! The reef was very healthy in this pristine area - great for diving or snorkeling
Written 27 August 2021
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