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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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Dive it if you can - great coral and fish variety

We did two dive trips to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve because we loved it so much. I don't know how great it would be to snorkel this but we were right next to the reef and looked... read more

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plymouth, MN
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did two dive trips to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve because we loved it so much. I don't know how great it would be to snorkel this but we were right next to the reef and looked up 20 feet to see the snorkelers above us. The reef was beautiful and clean and clear. There were abundant fish of... More 

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Brenham, Texas
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The trip as it was only a group of 4. Bradley was able to point out each fish and type of coral we passed and he was patient to allow us to venture and be excited too! The most abundance of sea life on a snorkel trip!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I are certified divers, but on this trip, we brought our two teen-agers and just wanted to snorkel. The reef was just a mile off shore so a very short boat trip. It was our daughter's first time and she was very anxious about it, but quickly overcame her fear. The boat anchors in a shallow area... More 

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Greenville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was awesome. Don't come to San Pedro and skip this place! You see Dory, Mr. Ray, Bruce (just kidding; they're nurse sharks), and more!

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Thank merdyl11
Lisle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a night dive at the reserve. Lots to see in the channel through the reef. Was just a bit of a challenge because we had a lot of divers in our group, many inexperienced, so spent a lot of the time fending off fins to the face. However, the marine life coming through the channel was spectacular.

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Putney, Vermont
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 16-year-old son and I spent about an hour snorkeling here. We saw sharks, rays, and gazillions of different types of fish. It was an easy, pleasant, and short motorboat ride (10 minutes) to get there from our pier a few miles north of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Only downside was the large number of other boats and snorkelers... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here during my trip to Belize. It was the best variety of things to see while snorkeling. It had shallows, reefs, wildlife (nurse sharks, eagle rays, sting rays, and tons of fish), deep waters (40ish feet, that's deep for snorkeling), and there was a current near the mouth of the reef. It was kind of crowded, but we... More 

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Thank AndrewJohn4life
Binghamton, New York, United States
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This is a wonderful area to see various fish and coral heads including nurse sharks and rays. My daughter and I went with Sea-rious Adventures. They have wonderful and knowledgeable snorkel guides.

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great dive site. Shallow, easy diving with so much wildlife. It feels like you're swimming in an aquarium. Lovely.

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Boonville, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I snorkeled here while on an EF Tour. Our guides, Louis and Joey, were excellent. The variety of animals was stunning and the coral was breathtaking.

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