In this video you can catch a glimpse on what you can expect to see on a tour of Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Whether you are an experienced diver or a first-time snorkeler you will be amazed at the abundance of marine life!

The Hol Chan Marine Reserve was established in 1987 as Belize’s first Marine Park. The word Hol Chan in Mayan means, ‘little channel’ and the reserve is on the cut, which is a break or quebrada in the reef. The reserve is located approximately 4 miles southeast of San Pedro, and about 9 miles northeast of Caye Caulker. It was formed to control the fishing and diving in the area.

The channel of Hol Chan is well known for large schools of fish including parrotfish, grouper and snapper, as well as green moray eels. It has been divided into three zones that are marked by buoys. They are laid out accordingly with the main habitats – mangroves, sea grass, and coral reef. The reserve is a popular spot for snorkelers and divers interested in seeing the colorful coral formations and large schools of fish.

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