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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 634-6731
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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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Pretty and shallow

We went with some inexperienced divers, and this was the perfect dive. It is shallow and lots of wildlife to distract you. My under water photos showed up the best here since it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We went with some inexperienced divers, and this was the perfect dive. It is shallow and lots of wildlife to distract you. My under water photos showed up the best here since it allowed the most sunlight. I definitely recommend. Down side is that it is super popular, and there are a lot of divers and a lot of snorkelers... More 

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los angeles, California, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

This is a nature park, so the snorkeling was as expected... however, the sharks and rays realy kept the attention of the children!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

When you visit make sure you go out with Reef Runner and ask for Manuel, he is awesome! Hol Chan is amazing this was my first time snorkeling and this place was amazing and I was so relaxed The marine life is so beautiful and the coral is amazing.

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Blackfoot, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever snorkeled in! We were in the water with colorful fish, turtles, rays and nurse sharks. This is a must do for everyone.

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Willowbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This was my first dive after receiving my certification. Absolutely stunning. Dive master was very knowledgeable and pointed out every detail.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We decided to snorkel on our last day in Belize after 3 days of diving. We booked through Victoria house and had an awesome experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We saw tons of wildlife including schools of blue tang, an eagle Ray, two turtles just eating and minding their own business, nurse sharks, and two kinds of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This was a great snorkeling site. Coral, fish, turtles, rays, eels, and nurse sharks galore. A must do for a first time to San Pedro.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Only go with guide Nahuel Ayala. His trips are the best. Ask for him at Coral Divers Belize on Ambergris Caye.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I have drove the side many times. However this was the first I snorkeled. I believe this is the only way to see some shallow reef spots are only accessible through snorkeling. A must do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Go here! Such a beautiful experience; the visibility of the water was incredible and the variety of underwater life, colours, and activities really blew my mind. We went with Stressless Tours based on Caye Caulker as part of a 6-stop trip, and this was a highlight - particularly the swimming with nurse sharks and a turtle. Stressless were very good... More 

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