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Coral Gardens

French Polynesia
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Bora Bora
Type: Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling
Traveler Description: Coral Garden is so filled with tropical fishes that you can sometimes not see the water for all the beautiful creatures surrounding you! It is like... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Perfec, water 29 degrees, full of fish, the fishs are addicted to bread, actually chocolate croisant

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We (17) in our group booked a tour with Pure SNORKEL. Boats and our guides Fabien and David were amazing. We made four different stops, with lots of beautiful fish and coral. The highlight of our trip was a manta ray swimming right below us. Amazing day, would highly recommend this company.

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OC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

So many colorful fish, absolutely amazing. Too bad the tour boat only stopped here for 20 minutes. Possible to paddle here via canoe from Matira point, but the seas can be rough and the distance is farther than you think.

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A really wonderful spot to snorkel. There are so many fish which have been fed that as soon as you approach then they come to see if you have food. They will swim within millimetres of your mask totally up afraid. Great to get that special fish photograph. They might nip at you but it doesn't hurt. Bring an underwater... More

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Oceano, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It was a must do if traveling to Bora Bora. Amazing! Thousands of fish and coral to swim with. Beauty beyond belief, could have stayed here for hours!

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Victorville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was our favorite place to snorkel. We took a kayak and snorkeled for hours. Many beautiful fish and coral, more than we have ever experienced before.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed at the Sofitel Private Island so we snorkeled our way over to the site. We brought an underwater camera and took a load of pictures. lots of different corals and fishes as well sea urchins.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The best place to snorkel on the island! So many fish, and they are so used to humans, so they aren't scared! In most cases, a few small fish had to be swatted away, they were so friendly! Such an amazing place.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The snorkeling here was awesome. We saw so many fish and the most colourful, beautiful corals. We got plenty of wonderful photos.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Coral Gardens are on one side of the Sofitel Private Island motu, a short walk from your bungalow if you're staying there. We were so happy to find these and visited them multiple times during our stay. The coral is pretty easy to navigate around and the fish are beautiful! We had gone on a snorkeling tour that took... More

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