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Norman Island Caves

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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more for spectacular snorkeling adventures, with thousands of orange cup coral... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you sail and even if you don't sail but can get on a boat, sailing in the BVI is hands down the best sailing for beginners in the entire world bar non. Norman Island is one of those stops you must not miss. There is world class snorkeling at the Caves and for those who like to party, pirates... More

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NC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

An amazing snorkeling spot with nearby food and service docks. Well worth spending a couple of hours exploring.

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Pembrokeshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you like snorkelling and fish then its well worth a visit. Took photos whilst tourist snorkelling boat were feeding fish, all came around us!

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Fun short snorkeling stop. Was not many fish outside the caves and lots of sea urchin in the caves so I didn't go in for fear if accidentally getting spiked. There is a place to park the dingy and very beautiful landscape. It was worth the stop.

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Chicago
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stopped at the caves after staying at the bight the night before. It was a nice short snorkel in and out of the caves. A good number of fish and interesting setting. Nothing too special compared to the rest of the BVI but a good stop.

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Schererville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Norman Island offers some pretty decent snorkeling. The Caves in particular has some fantastic rock formations and lots of different species of sponges. Very interesting and easy to just jump in and go. If you are looking for a lot of colorful fish, I would recommend heading around the point into The Bight. Excellent snorkeling right off the back of... More

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Wakefield Rhode Island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Bight, the Caves and the nearby Indians, make Norman Island a must stop when chartering in BVI. The restaurant on shore is re-opened (we heard it had burned down) and the food and drink was simple but excellent. Mosquitoes were aggressive on shore but the staff had bug repellent that did the trick.

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It is impossible to not imagine a treasure chest in these sea caves. It is a really fun place to snorkel. There is good coral and lots of fish too. There is buoys to park the dinghy. A must visit site.

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Tucson, Arizona
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124 reviews 124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This place can get a bit crowded when the snorkeling boat trip come in. Amazing fish, thousands of tiny ones at the entrance to the caves. Water inside the caves is very shallow, bottom and shelves are lots of little stones. Watch out for the fire coral!

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Virginia Beach
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

You can read the history about this being where Blackbeard stashed his loot after he stranded most of his crew on another island, and how this was the setting for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, but it was just a great snorkel in and around caves. Good sights, especially when you come around a bend and see the giant opening... More

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