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Deadman's Reef (Paradise Cove)

Deadman's Reef, Grand Bahama Island
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Type: Beaches, Reefs
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Phila Pa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This started as a nice day .was never told where to snorkel out at the big rocks. One the snorkel session we had was cancelled due to wind advisory. So getting out there was nearly impossible. we saw some fish for about an hour then Whoosh!! 2 sharks one on me and one on my husband. They kept hitting us... More

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Clinton, Washington
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83 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you want some super snorkeling, head out to Deadman's Reef at Paradise Cove on the West End of Grand Bahama Island. We've snorkeled in Hawaii and at the best spot on the Great Barrier Reef; Deadman's was hugely better. In that crystal clear water you can see everything clearly. So many exotic tropical fish and a whole world of... More

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Manning, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went on the Village snorkel tour from Memories. It was a windy day so the snorkelling wasn't great. Rental gear and food available on site. Saw a few fish, would have been better on a calm day. We didn't get a chance to go out to the deeper areas.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

we also skipped the excursions through the cruise ship. We shared a taxi with a another family. price goes down when you have more people. round trip was $16 a person and then $3 per person to get into paradise cove. clean, family owned, well maintained. shockingly decent food..burgers, dogs, and fresh lobster?? lounge chairs for rent for $3 a... More

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Katy, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We rented a car from the cruise port at the Island Jeep & Car Rental ($75). Very nice people, highly recommended. This was cheaper than buying the cruise excursion for the 4 of us, plus we had fun exploring the island on our own. It was a challenge driving on the left side of the road, so if you’re a... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times over the years. We always have a great time and see lots. It is $12 for two people including chair rental. We had our own equipment, but they do rent it too. If you don't have a rental car they do offer transportation. When looking at the reef, we swim out to the left... More

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Dallas, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was a great place to hang with your friends! We snorkeled, had lunch, soaked some sunrays, searched for sea shells, and sampled some local rum. The staff was helpful and informative.

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Poipu, Hawaii
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We drove our rental car to this snorkelling area twice and it was definitely worth the $3 we paid for the day. The first day we went was far too windy and we could not get close enough to the reef to see all that much. The second day was much calmer and we could swim in and around the... More

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Columbus, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I love to swim and snorkel although I'm not fast at all. It took awhile to get out to the island due to the wind in the area at the time. About the time we reached the reef, the rain started. And then the thunder. And the lightning. At first we were unsure whether we were safer staying by the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Despite the choppy surf and abnormally cool weather, this made for a great experience. It is far less congested with tourists and vendors. There is a fee, but well worth the peace and quiet you have to enjoy the site. The water is fairly cold, but warms up about 10 yards off the beach. We saw turtles, rays, lobsters, plenty... More

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