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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must see adventure. Lots of sea life, healthy reef unlike a lot of reefs these days. Warm Caribbean blue water.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mmbarrett23
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there with Tuff n Enough diving and had a wonderful guided swim, saw lots of sharks and rays and colourful fish

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sharonbA2206FC
Reviewed 4 days ago

The resort we stayed arranged 1 hour snorkeling in a very calm day. It was w o n d e r f u l! My mom (she is 70) was the most happiest person on the world.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a tour and swan with Nurse Sharks and Rays and it was incredible. The water was so warm and the sea life is so close. We saw nurse sharks, rays, turtles and more. I highly recommend shark ray alley.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome charter with La Gaviota Charters. We had 4 stops. Swam with sharks, saw rays and many different types of fish.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Warp4
Reviewed 6 days ago

We toured with Fantasea Tours and had a great 1/2 visit to the barrier reef and shark ray alley. Just absolutely beautiful and a great pair of tour guides.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank georgereesemn
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a protected area within the Barrier Reef off Ambergris Caye. Having been protected since the 80's, it has an amazing wealth of marine life that has been able to grow to full size and population density. The water is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AustiniteEm
Reviewed 6 days ago

With hundreds of dive sites along the barrier reef and many more near by, including the "Blue Hole", you can dive several times every day and always see and experience unique and beautiful locations.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Edward C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved it so much that we returned the next day and did it again! The coral and marine life is amazing! Our 2nd dive was a shark dive...a must do!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bun16
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time ever snorkeling and had a blast. Visited points A and B and saw some cool wildlife,and some interesting reef. Learned a bit aswell on the different types of Ray's. All in all a great and informative time. Would suggest 100%

Date of experience: March 2019
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6 March 2019|
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Response from Realcouplereviews | Reviewed this property |
It has some signs of bleaching, but overall appears healthy. Many types of healthy coral. Lots of different fish, sharks and even a few spotted eagle rays. We didn’t see large grouper, but still very good snorkeling.
22 February 2019|
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Response from ICTDiner | Reviewed this property |
Not above the surface.
25 November 2018|
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Response from MarkandKim0214 | Reviewed this property |
No. It is required that you have a guide inside the reserve to protect the wildlife and corals.