Top 5 “You must dive”: Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark-Ray Alley

Hola Chan and Shark-Ray Alley is our second place “You must dive”.  Hol Chan opens to deeper waters beyond the reef; divers will be greeted with an eruption of vibrant fish, nurse sharks, rays, turtles and occasional dolphins. The eponymous sharks and rays are the site biggest attraction.

The Government of Belize established the Hol Chan Marine Reserve on May 2, 1987. Shark Ray Alley was officially declared zoned D of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve on August 31st, 1999. The entire reserve focuses on a cut through the reef; which is a little more than 25 yards and 30 feet deep about 4 miles southeast of San Pedro.

You’ll float along colorful coral reefs and see tropical fish. Swim with nurse sharks, stingrays and sea turtles for a unique underwater experience. Also you will find healthy coral and sea-grass beds supporting 160different species of fish, including large schools of reef fish groupers, jacks and snappers.

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