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Description: Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more...
Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more for spectacular snorkeling adventures, with thousands of orange cup coral and red sponge covering the cave walls.
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Here fishy fishy

Take some rice or peas with you. The fish were amazing to snorkel between. ONly issue was we took the dinghy, jumped out & then swam around...getting into the boat was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Illinois
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Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take some rice or peas with you. The fish were amazing to snorkel between. ONly issue was we took the dinghy, jumped out & then swam around...getting into the boat was problematic. Fortunately, I was telling some dudes next to us I was having issues- next thing they lifted me up into their dinghy & i crawled into ours- so... More 

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great spot for snorkelling, plenty of marine life along the coast and in the caves. If the Indians are too busy this is a good alternative and worth a visit in it's own right. There are plenty of mooring bouys so it's generally not so busy that you can't get one if on your own boat.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This was an incredible place to snorkelling. The fishes is extraordinary and the caves are really an unforgettable experience. If you like to snorkelling or experience something new this is a place I recommend you to visit.

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New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Pretty amazing cave snorkeling. Water was calm and the underwater structure is amazing. Can look intimidating but go for it and stay buddies. After go around to Pirate Bright for lunch and a gorgeous swim

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Glendale, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

RL's Treasure Island reportedly was inspired by Norman Island and the Caves along the southern coast. The treasure here is the crystal clear, calm water. One one of our visits we dropped a heavy old flipper off the swim platform and watched it sink to the bottom coming to rest in plain view 40 feet below the surface. Plan your... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Take the extra 30 minutes and do some snorkeling at the caves. The water is so clear, and the fish are plentiful! I'm so glad Captain Lou suggested this stop for us!

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is very close to The Indians, and well worth a stop if on your way to an overnight mooring in The Bight. You can tie up to mooring balls very close to the caves due to the quick drop in depth to 40 feet or more. It's a very short swim to the caves. There is some good coral... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Another great snorkel site thru Dive BVI. Make sure someone brings a flashlight! In addition to great sea life, the insides of the caves are beautiful.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Only accessible by boat but well worth it. It's a huge hole in the face of the rock with an entrance to the cave through crystal clear water. We went there with kids as small as five years old and all had a blast. Located in Norman Island. It's a fun day trip if your near the island.

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Sherwood, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was very busy when we attempted to moor at the caves, but be persistent and a ball will come available pretty quickly. One fear I have is of closed in spaces but I conquered that fear with a friend. She led me through a dark cave and I was so glad I did it, because when you turn around... More 

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