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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Myrtle Beach, SC895 contributions
Nov 2022
We did a night dive here- very shallow- and lots of activity- sharks, eels, lobster, octopus and a lot of fish and interesting coral.
Written 19 November 2022
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Samantha
8 contributions
Sep 2022
We snorkeled with Soya Tours and had the most amazing experience at the Hol Chn Marine Reserve. We saw so many different fish, gorgeous coral, multiple turtles and sting rays! The water was so clear! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!
Written 17 November 2022
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Gayle S
6 contributions
Oct 2022
This was truly one of the highlights of our vacation. Even though there are a lot of tours out there at one time, it did not feel crowded and is definitely beautiful with lots to see.
Written 8 November 2022
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Susan Y
Lexington, SC250 contributions
Oct 2022
If you're in the area, this is a must-do activity as you will simply be blown away by what you see! I recommend doing this activity with a knowledgeable guide to get the most out of it.
Written 25 October 2022
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Kelly K
Saint Louis, MO26 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We went, snorkeling with Xsite tours, and had a great afternoon. The bay has a large variety of sea life. It was great to see!
Written 24 October 2022
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Allan G
West Lafayette, IN13 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This place is incredible. Tons of marine life. The coral is beautiful. It is mostly pretty shallow except for the channel.
Written 24 September 2022
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Mr. Fisher
Tampa, FL394 contributions
Apr 2022
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 years. If you are young, go out, check it out and go back a decade later to see the difference Hopefully we are all changing bad habits and conserving nature for our grandchildren!
Written 10 September 2022
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Hiker-7
Sacramento CA130 contributions
Aug 2022
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 great on the day we were there. Lots of nurse sharks, stingrays were seen.
Written 7 September 2022
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Carri S
Cincinnati, OH3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Hol Chan has some of the best snorkeling we’ve done in decades. The coral was healthy and the wildlife was abundant. Guides are required because it’s a national park. If you can swing it, hire a private guide to take you around and show you all the best spots instead of going with a large group. It’s definitely worth it! Our daughters (15/11) were like mermaids diving down and swimming through large schools of fish and hanging out with turtles and tarpon. The nurse sharks in Shark Alley are also a must-see.
Written 5 September 2022
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Maria O
Bethesda, MD521 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Wow! Exceeded my expectations. I did a scuba dive here (discovery dive) and went snorkeling here. Saw large sea turtles, nurse sharks, a moray eel, barracuda, and multiple colored fish of many kinds. The coral and plant life was beautiful. It was like being in another world!
Written 12 August 2022
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