Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

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Belize's top snorkeling and diving site, Hol Chan Marine Reserve dazzles with its impressive coral formations and diverse marine life. Its reefs shelter a dizzying variety of creatures, including 40 types of coral and 160 different species of fish. This thriving underwater kingdom also provides a home for several mammals, including pantropical spotted dolphins and short-beaked common dolphins. The marine reserve encompasses mangroves and beds of sea grass, which ensure a safe habitat for southern stingrays and nurse sharks. You can get up close to both of these species, as they're quite used to visiting tour boats. Arrange to visit Hol Chan Marine Reserve and other attractions in San Pedro using our San Pedro journey planner.
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  • I was thrilled to see a coral reef system that is still very alive, colorful and full of life. Please, don't take it for granted. I have seen other marine parks degrade to a sad state in just a few.....  more
    I was thrilled to see a coral reef system that is still very alive, colorful and full of life. Please, don't take it for granted. I have seen other marine parks degrade to a sad state in just a few.....  more »
  • Dove here as part of a multi-day dive experience in Ambergris Caye. The reserve is nice for snorkeling or shallow diving. The current in the channel can be a bit of a challenge and visibility was not....  more
    Dove here as part of a multi-day dive experience in Ambergris Caye. The reserve is nice for snorkeling or shallow diving. The current in the channel can be a bit of a challenge and visibility was not....  more »
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  • Ok guys if you want an epic experience you have got to add this to your list of things to do. I have done this so many times in the past 5 years. I take every person I can out to do this as it is one of the best experiences ever. The guides are always amazing. It is worth every penny you will spend on this.
  • great place to snorkel. sea turtles munch the sea grass without fear of human predation here in the reserve. tons of sea life and decent array of live coral at moderate depth. scuba diving tours also offered here, which allows you to get right up close to the wonders of the sea.

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