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Address: French Polynesia
Activities: Snorkeling
Description: This crystalline lagoon is a popular snorkeling spot on the island of Bora...
This crystalline lagoon is a popular snorkeling spot on the island of Bora Bora.
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Please don't over-love this place!

This is truly a spectacular place to see so many varieties of fish and sea life. But to some extent it is being over-loved. The boats bring in the hordes of people, drop their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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clearwater, florida
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clearwater, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is truly a spectacular place to see so many varieties of fish and sea life. But to some extent it is being over-loved. The boats bring in the hordes of people, drop their ropes and anchors on the coral, and then the snorkelers crowd all over the place, touching and even standing on the coral. I fear all this... More 

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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This excursion that we took to see the coral gardens was absolutely fantastic. Never before have I seen such a spectacular view.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you're staying on the Sofitel Private Island, no need to take a tour. This is right in your backyard. I guess the corals are bleached, but there are tons of fish & so much variety. If you bring some bread, all the fish will gather around you. It's pretty fun. I think most snorkeling tours make a stop at... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This "garden" is reached by boat and is among the best snorkeling on the island. Be certain to wear your water - reef shoes and take your underwater camera to capture this spectacular garden's array of colorful fish and coral. The emerald water is so clear with so many species of vibrant - seemingly electric colored fish that the pictures... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a must. There were so many different types of fish to see. Make sure you have a underwater/waterproof camera because you definitely want to take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We came to Coral Gardens as part of Lagoon Tour with Lagoon Service. It was our third snorkeling stop that day. We were swimming with sting rays first and after with sharks. The last stop was Coral Gardens. Water above coral garden was blue, even on rainy cloudy day, water color was beautiful. You can see change in color on... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The lagoon around Bora Bora has many areas for snorkeling. The Coral Gardens have lots of patches of coral and lots of fish of different types swimming around. The water is not deep and one can stand in places (be carefully not to step on the coral or on stonefish). There are also areas to see sting rays (they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Go see if you can! Take a snorkeling trip here! It was very beautiful and sunny out when we went. :)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Coral gardens were gorgeous, a big tourist attraction. Coral is not colourful but lots of fish, all different types and they come right up to you. Very cool experience, a must do I think.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A must do but if you have been to the barrier reef of Australia you are entitled to think it is not in the same league. When encompassed in a collective tour of Ray ,shark and coral garden tour it brings all the aspects together of why bora bora is a must see destination

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Address: French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Bora Bora

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