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Old May 2nd, 2003, 09:01 AM
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Default POLL: Your favorite snorkeling spot

I know we have a lot of snorkeling enthusiasts on this board... so... which place you've been do you think has the best snorkeling?

(I'm not looking for ideas, just curious about people's personal preferences.)

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Old May 2nd, 2003, 09:07 AM
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Default Re: POLL: Your favorite snorkeling spot

I loved the beauty of Trunk Bay in St. Johns, snorkeling was just a plus. We once did an excellent snorkeling excursion through the cruiseline in Curacao which suprised me, but my vote is Trunk Bay.

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Old May 2nd, 2003, 09:22 AM
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I need (want) more experience first. I've only done it twice. I'll let ya know after a few more cruises (excursions). :-)

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Old May 2nd, 2003, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: POLL: Your favorite snorkeling spot

Hard to pick one. Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands. Mountain Point Cove on Virgin Gorda in the BVI's. The reef just past Sting Ray City on Grand Cayman. Nelsons Bay on the Kona coast Island of Hawaii. Bat Cave on Martinique. Offshore reef ,Bermuda. Hunama Bay , Oahu. The Baths, Virgin Gorda BVI. Norman Island, BVI.
The two wrecks in Aruba. Trunk Bay , St John USVI. Cooper Island BVI. Molokini ,just offshore of Mauii . Buck Island USVI.
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Default Re: POLL: Your favorite snorkeling spot

Grand Cayman at the 3 mile drop ridge. Iíve seen more variety of marine life their, than any where in the world. First time I ever saw a Nautilus in the wild while snorkeling was on this ridge.

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Old May 2nd, 2003, 10:58 AM
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Default Re: POLL: Your favorite snorkeling spot

my pick would be the Palencaar Reef in Cozumel.
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 01:08 PM
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Roatan has the best snorkeling we have seen. The coral is not all damaged and dying like it is in the more popular spots. Lots of fish too.

My favorite place to see fish while snorkeling is still Coki Beach in St. Thomas (next to Coral World). The coral and rocks aren't much to look at but there are just loads of fish to look at.
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On the other side of the coin....Acapulco Bay is the absolute worst! The only fish we saw was the plastic one the guide waved around after we'd been in the water a few minutes......it was then I realized it was probably a huge mistake even being in the water as we realized there was no sealife or birds around whatsoever.....lots of plastic WalMart bags though........
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 03:48 PM
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South shore of Bermuda off the Coral Beach CLub or Wailea Beach off SW coast of Maui.
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 03:53 PM
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In the deep blue lagoon that surrounds Moorea!!! Lots of mantas :o)

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Default Re: POLL: Your favorite snorkeling spot

No need to go too far for he best reef I've been to...
The reef system off the Florida Keys is the third largest in the world. Key Largo is the number one dive/snorkel destination, anywhere.
The water is crystal clear, and the reefs are just below the surface, to about 30'.
The reef system and marine life are the same as the Caribbean, but much closer.
The dive operators all speak English, and they really know the reefs.
In fact, with sunny, steamy, ninety degree weather, and 1-2 foot seas, predicted for today, I just might take a drive down there today, or tomorrow. Just don't know if I'm up to that 30 minute drive...
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