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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.
As featured in 3 Days in San Pedro
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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All reviews nurse sharks fish sea turtles great place to snorkel hol chan marine reserve an aquarium shallow dive beautiful reef night dive octopus barrier reef snorkel trip ambergris caye searious adventures an amazing experience lil alphonse
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An easy boat drive away and plenty to see. Scuba is better as there are many snorkelers in the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank isildor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend doing this. So awesome. And shark alley. Really Enjoyed it all. Mexico Rocks as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Desertwoman2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously recommend, for the price and what you get to see with it is a great deal. Went with Tuff E Nuff Tours and they were so much fun!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sbowers5557
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day here and shark ray alley. Must see if you are here. Go early to beat the crowds is you can.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris0249
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Reserve is a must visit. You can't come to Belize and not go snorkeling! Just beautiful! The underwater life there is amazing. Our guides took the time to tell us what every fish was that we came across.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cheryltm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went diving here in January and it was amazing. Cool landscape and interesting wild life who were curious about us so not too shy. Great place to dive!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eliote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice dive site. We dove this with Belize Pro Divers. Lots of fish and critters. It can be very crowded with divers and snorkelers. I recommend this to all snorkelers. 20$ Belize to enter the preserve. Cash only paid at your dive provider.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GGunner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on an excursion withTuff e Nuff. They picked us up at our resort for a half day trip. Snorkel equipment is available if needed. Our guides, Dixon, Buddha, and Danielle (?) were terrific and helpful. They made this trip memorable for all of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank juniper7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place. This was included in our yolo boat experience. Loaded with coral and plenty of fish. We saw a green turtle.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daydream319972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw everything from nurse sharks to spotted eagle rays and eels. This was a highlight of our snorkeling for sure.

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.