Ambergris Caye Reef Swim 2017

Ambergris Caye’s Reef Week organized by the Hol Chan Marine Reserve kicked off Monday, May 8, 2017, with the Swim to the Reef Awareness, which had participants swimming to the reef from Amigos del Mar Dive Shop.

Early Morning Reef Swim Kicks Off Reef Week On Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye’s Reef Week organized by the Hol Chan Marine Reserve kicked off today, Monday, May 8, 2017, with the Swim to the Reef Awareness, which had participants swimming to the reef from Amigos del Mar Dive Shop. It was a very early swim, 5:30a.m. sunrise saw the participation of a handful of island residents ready to challenge themselves to a brisk swim and show how much they care for Belize’s barrier reef. Some chose to use a snorkel, mask and fins, while the more advance swimmers like San Pedro Sports Coordinator/Ambergris Today’s Person of the Year 2016, Kent ‘Bob’ Gabourel swam it freestyle. Boy he’s fast… The reef looks so close to shore, but don't let looks fool you. It’s quite a challenging swim. I was feeling tired half way there; but with a few stops to defog my mask (resting in the process) I was able to make it to and from the reef.



Madi's EPIC Adventure

It's Reef Week in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. We share iTravel Belize's video of Madi's EPIC Adventure as she snorkels/swims through the length of the Belize Barrier Reef to create awareness of its IMPORTANCE to the country.

Hol Chan celebrates another successful Reef Fair
The Hol Chan Marine Reserve hosted their annual Reef Fair on Thursday, May 11th at the Central Park in San Pedro Town. Various environmental organizations gathered from 9AM ready to educate the students of San Pedro Town on marine conservation. Participating organizations included: The Belize Fisheries Department, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Protect Our Manatees, Blackadore Caye, Oceana Belize, the Department of the Environment among others. Topics highlighted during the fair included efficient ways to preserve the environment and the different wildlife of the different ecosystems, on both the mainland and the coastal areas of the country. The different presentations included diagrams of turtle nesting, a display of the Bacalar Chico Reserve and a demonstration from Blackadore Caye Group on testing water quality.


San Pedro Reef Week In Review In Case You Missed It
San Pedro's Reef Week, organized by the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, took place last week from May 8 to May 14 under the theme 'Let's Protect our Greatest Treasure; So it's Enjoyed with Pleasure.' It is a week in which the Hol Chan Marine Reserve organizes various activities and events that involve the community to create awareness and knowledge of the reef's importance to Belize. In case you missed any of the events, here is a rundown of Reef Week 2017 in La Isla Bonita. Monday - The Swim to the Reef kicked off the week with participants taking the plunge at Amigos del Mar dive center and swimming to the reef and back during the early morning hours. It's a healthy activity to promote a healthy reef.



Highlights of Celebrate the reef "Reef Week Hol Chan 2017"

By Hol Chan Marine Reserve, "Thanks to all participants and our sponsors!!!"