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Andros Barrier Reef

Andros Town, Andros
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Andros
Type: Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: Fishers and divers flock to the third largest reef in the world.
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I went on six dives with Small Hope Bay Lodge and their dive crew are outstanding. My favourite two dives were Turnbully Gut and Marion Reef - an old naval barge. Diving here is easy - no currents to fight, some gentle drift on a couple of dives, lovely clear waters.

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Andros
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

With not a dive boat in site, Andros diving is amongst the least populated diving locations. There are no crowded dive boats, hardly another boat in site even. The two main 'guns' on North Andros are Small Hope Bay Lodge and Kamalame Cay. The resorts are very different so cater to different needs. Small Hope is a dedicated dive resort,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Wonderful and varied dive sites. Brad's Mountain is a favorite. The shallow reef dives have a great variety of fish. The wall has everything from whip wire coral to 90 foot swim throughs.

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Tongue of the ocean -- fantastic!!! Great live corals, abundant sea life. Gorgeous colors. Very accessible.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The best diving sites. The reef comes right up to the beaches. You don't need to be scuba certified to enjoy the sealife. All you need is a pair of googles.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Not as much marine life as I had hoped to see. Many lion fish though. Unfortunately the coral reef was not very impressive. I noticed the dive masters touch many things underwater, including catching dangerous fish with bare hands. I believe this is aiding in the destruction of the reef. Also there is no where on the island to rent... More

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DC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Rich marine life, a variety of depths for differing underwater experiences. This is easy access to Nathans and the boat shows up with Divemaster, Jesse in front of your room. There are also wreck dives available. For snorkeling there are free kayaks for use to paddle out to the reef.

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Boston
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15 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The reef here is the 3rd biggest in the world, with a 6000 foot vertical drop. This makes for a wide range of dive sites and many large marine animals like the friendly reef sharks who basically leave you alone, and the barracuda who grin evilly but also leave you alone.

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The relative isolation keeps this reef in decent shape, much better than average for the Caribbbean.

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Minneapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Lots of variety, including swim throughs and caverns. Because of limited use, this area is still in pristine condition.

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