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“Clear waters!!”

Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Very much enjoyed this dive. We saw nurse and reef sharks, a tonne of fish and lots of nice reefs. Rough boat ride out if get sea sick easily, bring dimenhydrinate with you!

Thank Shevaun L
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

swimming with the sharks has been on my bucket list for years and this experience not only met, but exceeded my expectations. We sailed out to the area on a 42 ft catamaran and got in the water with just our snorkels and masks. The crew started baiting the are to draw in the fish. It was thrilling to see the sharks and rays start swimming in. They are both beautiful creatures and it was the best experience. When they start baiting it is best to stay at a distance just so you don't get thrashed around by the sharks and other fish that are trying to get their share. The sharks are nurse sharks and can't hurt you. Their mouths are too little to bite. They eat like a whale by sucking in their food. Definitely would do it again!!!

Thank betsy t
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The fish here are accustomed to seeing people and remain very calm. We saw lots of fish, nurse sharks, and rays. It will be crowded if the waves are choppy elsewhere that day because the waves are always calm there. Also, be aware that some boats will feed the fish to attract the sharks and rays.

Thank OneCvilleFamily
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The reserve is full of beauty. Coral, fish, eels were just a few of the things we got to see.
Staying with your group can be a bit difficult when there are so many other groups, but we managed and enjoyed the tour.

Thank Cindy V
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is a must do if you like to snorkel. There were so many fish I stop taking pictures and just watched. Huge schools and sevral very large sharks, tuna, snapper. We took the excursion from Ramon's and it was as easy and going to the pool.

Thank TimothyM930
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