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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“nurse sharks”(981 reviews)
“sea turtles”(468 reviews)
“fish”(1,833 reviews)
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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
As featured in 3 Days in San Pedro
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 634-6731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect so was happy with what I saw when we went snorkeling here. BUT, Coral Gardens was better!

Thank Twigie
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You'll probably do Hol Chan just because the dive shops all seem to package it with Shark Ray Alley. (which sounds like just another shark place, but is worth the trip!) If you're a snorkeler, I'd do that instead of diving Hol Chan... it's only...More

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Clifford aka Pepper was our guide and he was informative and well knowledgeable!! He knew every single living species in the water. I have never seen a variety of colorful fish!! And I’ve never swam with a shark before.. but there were nurse sharks.. very...More

Thank houston727
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you visit San Pedro. You could definitely just walk out on the beach and go snorkeling pretty much anywhere. Going to Whole Chan Marine reserve on the other hand will open up a whole new world of sea life for you. It is worth...More

Thank ApeyWapey
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was great to see the reefs in such good shape. I was delighted to see the conch, fish, rays, and eels. Great experience would highly recommend going here.

Thank Frances W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Saw lots of nice fish and got to swim with sharks and rays. My trip was just a snorkel trip. But was able to see everything

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend this place as a must do once you are on the island San pedro. It is very peaceful, alot og fun

Thank Luis D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Belize government does an excellent job in preserving Hol Chan. There is a $20 Belize ($10 US) fee to go into the reserve to snorkel or dive. I highly recommend diving! Snorkeling is fun but the snorkeling area is more crowded than other places...More

Thank Jesse B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out for about an hour today and had a great time. We saw things of fish, Ray's, a turtle, sharks, and even an eel! Great range of animals and scenery.

Thank Linz0405
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing time snorkeling here! It might be a little difficult at first because you have to swim against the current but it is totally worth it!!!! Truly recommend!

Thank Amanda O
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Mark I
26 February 2018|
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Response from john c | Reviewed this property |
Maximum depth is about 15 feet, not worth Scuba diving. you can see everything snorkeling.
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seethepeople
1 February 2018|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Just got back and there were definitely mosquitoes there, however, not like we see in Canada in the summer. They're there but not a constant issue - some light bugspray as required will do the trick. Also, the breeze keeps... More
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DorkingPeach
19 December 2017|
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Response from Spicole | Reviewed this property |
We only did a night dive there, but i think it would be an excellent choice for snorkeling. Not too deep. Contact Steve or Gil over at Neptune's Cove...they will take care of you.
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