Hol Chan Marine Reserve

March 19, 2014

Hol Chan means little channel and is one of the protected marine reserves in Belize. The reef is in great condition and there's plenty of wildlife.

It's also a shallow reef and is frequented by many many snorkellers and divers. When the boat arrived, it looked more to me like a parking lot than a dive site. But that's okay, there was plenty of room under the water.

We had anchored almost right over a sea turtle. It was making a small meal out of the ocean grass before surfacing for air.

Sea Turtle

The diving was easy, shallow, and relaxing. There was also a lot of direct sunlight, which I'm not used to. I did find a little swim through packed full of fish. I made a brief stop there and schooled with the fish.

Schooling Fish

Schooling Fish

Yellowfish

Yellowfish

String Ray

Sting Ray

There were a number of hermit crabs around too. They weren't shy and proudly stayed exposed when I approached.

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

60 minutes later our fun was over. Back to the boat without a safety stop because the entire dive was so shallow.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve


Location: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Belize

Statistics


Dive Number:   102
Bottom Time: 59m
Time In: 9:52 a.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 28.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 0m
Time Out: 10:51 a.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 14.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
 
 
 
 
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:

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TBT: 89h 39m