Belize is home to the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere, making it a sea seekers paradise. It is the perfect playground for scuba divers, snorkelers and sea lovers alike. Spanning 180 miles, the Belize Barrier Reef makes up a portion of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Belize’s coastline is dotted with stunning atolls and cayes surrounded by turquoise waters. Regardless of your level of underwater experience, whether diving or snorkeling, Belize has something for everyone.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve makes for a perfect snorkeling spot. Shallow waters, mixed array of tropical fish and spectacular coral formations paint beautiful underwater scenes. You can spot horse-eyed jacks, groupers and schools of numerous fish. You may be lucky enough to spot a Loggerhead Turtle too. In close proximity to Hol Chan Marine Reserve is Shark Ray Alley. It is the number one place to snorkel with nurse sharks and rays.
The reserve is a short 15-minute boat ride South of San Pedro or 30-minute North of Caye Caulker.