The Hol Chan Marine Reserve was established in 1987 and Shark Ray Alley was annexed to the reserve in 1999. Today visitors to one of Belize's 1st marine protected areas can enjoy diving with large schools of fish and sea turtles! We combine this trip with stops at San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and/or Caye Caulker.
Many divers are attracted to swimming with large schools of fish and are happy with only one dive per day. This is what we offer when you choose this trip. We'll dive at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, then snorkel at Shark Ray Alley, and do some sightseeing along the way. This is one of our popular combo trips and we can take snorkelers and divers on the same boat.
Your trip begins in Belize City where all the cruise ships come into port. We leave from our dock and go by boat to Hol Chan Marine Reserve passing by the barrier islands that lie just inside the Belize Barrier Reef. The hour long ride goes by very quickly as we look for dolphins, manatees and tropical birds. Once we arrive at Hol Chan your divemaster will brief you on the dive plan, assist you in donning your gear and getting into the water, then leading your dive in the cut at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Be sure to bring our camera as this is a great place for taking superb underwater photos!
After diving at Hol Chan we'll head to Shark Ray Alley where you'll snorkel and you'll see the newly protect Nurse Sharks, and Southern Stingrays. In July 2011 Belize law passed legislation that full protects all Nurse Sharks in Belize!
Next stop will be Caye Caulker or San Pedro depending on the time so you can explore the "Go Slow" way of life here on Belize's most popular island destinations.
On the boat ride back to port you'll be able to reflect on all the amazing underwater sites and begin to plan your week stay in Belize so you can dive the other great spots along the Belize Barrier Reef, Turneffe and Lighthouse.
Diving at Hol Chan & Snorkeling at Shark Ray Alley
Discover Scuba Diving at Hol Chan & Snorkeling at Shark Ray Alley
Snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley
$112.50BC & Regulator rental
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