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Address: Varadero, Cuba
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Yasser is the man!

I honestly don't know the name of the company. We booked a snorkeling tour with the woman who handles excursions in our hotel (Melia Varadero). We met Yasser in the lobby of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nothing extraordinary here. You swim out from the beach/rocks with a guide who has a bottle of food so the smaller fish gather around then they offer to take a 10CUC photo of you. It was decent outing for the price (10 CUC pp), but just average in terms of variety and colour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I honestly don't know the name of the company. We booked a snorkeling tour with the woman who handles excursions in our hotel (Melia Varadero). We met Yasser in the lobby of our hotel in the morning and we all took a cab to Coral Beach. The snorkeling was fantastic! Beautiful coral and a lot of fish. Yasser dove down... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had a great snorkeling experience here! Some people felt that it is less impressive than in previous years, but I thought it was stunning. Visited with Barracuda Diving and the guides were very helpful with the less experienced swimmers/snorkelers. I suggest you bring your own equipment but book with a guide as you could get "lost" in the coral.

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

good snorkeling experience. great coral. the guides were very funny and interactive. wish we wouldnt have used life jackets as it is very shallow and unnecessary

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Olds, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The snorkelling was great! We went here on a jeep excursion and the guide that took us out rushed us quite a bit which was frustrating. He also came up and asked us for tips when it was finished which also irritated me because he didn't do a great job. We also brought our own snorkelling gear but forgot it... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Snorkeled here with a Certified Scuba Diver from Cuba named Yasir. He led the way around the reef, Several types of coral, colorful fish, water spiders under rocks, etc. Had a squeeze bottle containing bread & water to attract fish. Yasir tried very hard to get great pictures with his water proof Go Pro. Fantastic !!!, Divers like this area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went here as part of our Jeep Safari. Our guide was helpful, we swam out quite a ways to get to the coral reef - provided with lifejackets - lots of beautiful fish and coral. My boyfriend and I opted for the underwater photo with the fish (10 pesos). Its a wicked photo to have. You're given goggles/snorkel and... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I visited Coral Beach as part of the jeep safari excursion. I do not snorkel...I am deathly afraid of the water!! Especially deep water!! They give you flippers, snorkel gear and life jackets. While getting ready I told my husband to go enjoy himself snorkeling with the group and I would just dip in by the ladder for a minute... More 

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london, england
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went here as part of one of our Jeep tours....dear lord I actually thought I was going to die...the water was sooooooo choppy I found it almost impossible....in fact I looked twice, it was so rough I almost got motion sickness.....a few of the group turned around and went back. Fair play to the guy/guide he held my hand... More 

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Eastern Passage, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

350 Meter swim out and a 5 minute photo OP (10 CUC for a picture) then a 350 meter swim back. Very dangerous entry and exit to the water.

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