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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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great dive spot

appx 30 feet, slow sloping descent, good visibility with nice assortment of marine life. small fee to enter, paid when you book the dive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

appx 30 feet, slow sloping descent, good visibility with nice assortment of marine life. small fee to enter, paid when you book the dive.

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Thank Sam W
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome to snorkel about all the amazing marine life, see all the coral, turtles, nurse sharks and so many fish.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped at Hol Chan as part of a day-long sailing and snorkelling trip, and this was definitely one of the more incredible locations. So many different types of fish, a few different types of turtles, and tons of different types of coral. Definitely impressed by this natural beauty! It made me want to get dive certified so I could... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great crystal clear water with tons of fish. Inexpensive fun. We went with tuff enuff. Our tour guides were great. One of the best things to see and do on ambergris caye!

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Marietta, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day snorkeling Hol Chan with friends! Bail off with the sharks and the sting rays for a fun thrill filled afternoon!!

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been snorkeling on the west coast USA and east coast, as well as in the Dominican Republic. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark and Ray Alley have them all beat by far. We saw some beautiful fish and reefs and swam with sharks and stingrays for only $50US.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great experience and opportunity to see so many fish. We were able to have the chance to see Barracudas, Stringrays and beautiful Coral. Our group thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hol Chan..

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I took a half-day snorkel trip to Hol Chan and Shark/Ray Alley. The areas are very special locations for snorkeling due to the health, size and variety of the coral, the depth of the passage through the barrier reef, and the range of fish, rays, turtles and other creatures who live and pass through the area. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reserve is beautiful and you do see a lot of fish. But, not really my favorite snorkel since there are so many people concentrated in one area. I understand the need to keep groups with guides to protect the coral but not a fan of getting hit by flippers and arms continually.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can't go to Belize without a visit to Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Any pier has boats that go out. No preference- all good- all pretty much same price. Do not go through travel agent. Wait til you get there. Walk up the piers, pick the one you like that is going out at the time you want. You can go... More 

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