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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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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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129 reviews 129 reviews
11 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
39 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

If you plan on visiting the Caves get there early so that you have time to explore the caves on your own with out a line of snorkelers.The snorkeling around the area was very average but the caves were interesting to check out. Get there early or go later in the day to avoid the crowds

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
29 helpful votes 29 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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