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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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Nice for snorkeling and shallow scuba trip with nice visibility but strong currents at times but a must see visit trip

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missouri
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Nice for snorkeling and shallow scuba trip with nice visibility but strong currents at times but a must see visit trip

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a your out to the Reserve to do some snorkeling. It was fun and great to.see all the different fish and live coral. I was disappointed as I expected more colors. Still a fun trip.

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Pemba, Mozambique
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please see the review on SunBreeze for a lot more information. Hol Chan is an awesome place, with lots of animal life and very good visibility. Although it was damaged by storms, it has recovered well although there is still some bleaching. You will see more wildlife, easier and have more dives than other options, although we also love to... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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I booked this tour though Pelican Reef, and our guide was incredible. There were only 4 of us on the tour, and he went in the water with us, pointed out and identified the sea life, dove down and got Jerry the moray eel to come out for us. It was absolutely one of the best snorkeling experiences I have... More 

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Thank Deanna M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While on Ambergris Caye, I visited Mexico Rocks twice and it was amazing. As a first time snorkeler, I was I'm awe! Everyone was saying how awesome Hol Chan Reserve and Shark Ray Alley was. So, having made it thru Mexican Rocks in one piece, I just had to experience it. We started in the Alley. It was great too... More 

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Thank msdaisy55
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Spent an afternoon snorkeling here. The fish and coral were stunning. We even saw a manatee. Our guide showed us all kinds of fish, a sea snake, and beautiful coral. It was great!

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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Some of the best snorkeling anywhere! We had kids 9-14 yrs of age and they saw plenty of sharks and rays and tropical fish.

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Thank Nathan G
Arlington, Washington
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply amazing night dive here! Abundant wild life doing there thing. Saw Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Eels, crabs, octopus and so much more. We had an amazing dive. eagle rays were everywhere, above and below you. Shallow dive but a must do. Only did at night not during the day.

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Marseille, France
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I would not dive here but snorkeling is perfect. We had Clifford a/k/a Pepper as our guide. He was the best guide I ever had. I have been diving and snorkeling all over the world so it wS fabulous. We had sun after partial rain day and for two 1/2 hours we were picked up at our Dick taken our... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Snorkels Hol Chan with Martin Leslie and his boys on a catamaran day trip. Great fun, beautiful marine ecosystem!

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