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Norman Island Caves

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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more for spectacular...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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 and red sponge covering the cave walls.
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New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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michigan
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144 reviews 144 reviews
12 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The cave's at Norman Island are spectacular. We enjoyed snorkeling in the gorgeous crystal-clear water. The location is so beautiful. We stopped here on snorkeling trip provided by Bitter End Yacht Club. I will definitely return to this spot on my next sailing charter.

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Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Norman Island Caves was our last stop; in our 10 day sailing trip. We loved it. Don't expect too much from the caves themselves (there are several, small ones and some larger) but rather take in the beauty of the spot and the wonderful snorkeling as the "total cave experience" ! We followed a turtle as it swam for ages,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This place had more color and variety than anywhere else we stopped to snorkel. The water was super clear and the caves were small, but interesting. We not only spent time in the water here, but there was a sliver of beach outside the caves that we found interesting as well.

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