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Address: Andros Town, Andros
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: Fishers and divers flock to the third largest reef in the world.

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One of the better sites in the Caribean. Dove out of Small Hope Lodge.

Lots of coral, most of it still in good shape. Some really nice giant coral on the wall. I loved all of the swim throughs and the blue hole. Plenty of life although I think the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Paul H
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Lots of coral, most of it still in good shape. Some really nice giant coral on the wall. I loved all of the swim throughs and the blue hole. Plenty of life although I think the small fish are being depleted here by lionfish much like other places...BAD FISH! Lots of sharks. Although I did not see the elusive hammerhead,... More 

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New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We did our SCUBA certification in the 3rd rated most beautiful reefs. The water was so clear, a diverse variety of fish, and very healthy coral reefs. We dove in five different locations over two days. It was the most amazing life experience. We are hooked and look forward to returning for more dives. Jesse (NAUI certified) with Andros Beach... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

So many amazing creatures and the coral is gorgeous! A large variety of sites from shallow to diving the wall at the tongue of the ocean. Sometimes you can hear whales singing!

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North Lawrence, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Androes island has so much to offer more than I've seen from any other place thus far from the reef to the walls to the cave diving shipwrecks shark dive night dives and inland blue holes I don't know where else you could go and achieve so much diversity. One of my favorite shallow dives is what they call central... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 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
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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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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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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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