10. Hol Chan Marine Reserve - Near Ambergris Caye, Belize

Only a short 20 minute boat ride from Ambergris Caye, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of the best places to snorkel in Belize, if not all of... more 
10. Hol Chan Marine Reserve - Near Ambergris Caye, Belize

Only a short 20 minute boat ride from Ambergris Caye, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of the best places to snorkel in Belize, if not all of the Caribbean. Numerous snorkel and scuba aficionados remark that it is incredibly rare to see such a variety of wild fish in such shallow water, since most of the reserve is only six to ten feet deep. Groupers, angelfish, and even eagle rays can be spotted regularly in this area. Within Hol Chan Marine Reserve, there is an area called Shark Ray Alley famous for its number of nurse sharks in the shallow eight feet water. For many years, local fisherman cleaned their catch just inside the reef and the daily routine caused a large number of nurse sharks and sting rays to start frequenting the area. less 
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