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Smith's Reef

near Turtle Cove Marina
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Type: Reefs, Geologic Formations
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited Provo in May 2014. I had never been to the Caribbean or really gone snorkeling, so I wanted to hit each of the reef locations I had on my list. It took us a little effort to find the parking area/beach access, and then it took us a while to find the reef. You just need a little... More

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Cicero, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Smith's Reef is quite large and you can spend a lot of time here. It is located near a point and the ocean currents are stronger than at nearby Coral Gardens Reef. We saw a nurse shark, many turtles, and a baraccuda. Well worth the stroll. This can be done on multiple days and it is always something new.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We drove down here and did this on our own. Three sections of reef, all had beautiful sea fans and a great assortment of fish. You do have to swim out a ways and go around the sea grass, but worth it. Even saw some squid, which I've never seen, a small Hawkback turtle, a large angel fish and sea... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

It was a rocky beach,and a boat channel the guys both got yelled at. Fish were like everywhere else. Not so hot.. We all go looking for a beach that's better than where we are at (grace bay) thinking we'll find it, not smith. Grace is much better,and right in front of our hotel.

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Bend, oregon, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Provo does not have many off shore options, so when you take that into consideration, Smith is quite good. Highlights: Eagle Rays as big as a middle schooler! Lots of wildlife. Big and small schools of fish, tons of variety! Lowlights: The water clarity is good, but not great. I think this is likely because of the heavy boat traffic... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Every time that I visit Turks & Caicos I make sure to visit Smith's Reef with my family. The first time we visited we had a hard time finding exactly where to park, but if you follow the signs now you can park in a parking lot and walk down the beach to the reef. Just make sure to note... More

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a hard time finding this place, it's actually the street (Bridge Rd) past/before the Turtle Cove marina down at the end to the left past many residential homes. We went on a snorkeling trip and to Coral Gardens as well. I liked this place the best for snorkeling when we visited Turks and Caicos. There was a lot... More

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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great reef(s) just off shore and nice. Have had better snorkeling but this is certainly convenient if you have a car on the island which i recommend. Colorful fish and only about 20 yds from shore! about 4 reefs separated by sea grass. Nice and enjoyable

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful variety of fish just off shore. Too many to name. Great diversity... Tons to film...Just bring your water shoes

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My daughter and I ventured out and were able to find this beach and reef. Turn on Platt Rd. then drive over Bridge Rd till road ends thru some condos and then opens up to parking spot. You will see a sign that you're in the right place. Easy to swim out to reef - there are at least 4... More

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