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Gales

Address: Maragogi, State of Alagoas, Brazil
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Maragogi
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Amazing! For beginners at scuba diving there is a great opportunity for a guided dive, when you have the chance to see a lot of different, colorful fish. The water is a little deep though, not for children under 4 feet tall.

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Like the locals say, but beautiful place worth snorkeling. They try to get you to scuba dive, not worth it as the waters are too shallow.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The natural pools are the top tourist attraction here. There are daily boats to visit them, the price may be a bit high (as expected), bit still worth it and you can make a deal with the sales guy. There are three of them to visit: Galé Principal (largest and less well preserved due to long time exploration), Taocas (also... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Maragogi has the 3rd. biggest coral reef in the world (losing its place only to Australia and Mexico) and Gales are one of the beautiful natural swimming pools formed by it. Many companies offer rides to it, so you have to look it up before making up your mind on which one you should choose. You can always check it... More 

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This is the greatest attraction of Maragogi. Do not miss!!!

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Maragogi, AL
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131 reviews 131 reviews
48 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The Costa de Corais, 140 km of tropical coral reefs has become a Federal Protection Area contolled by a special legislation that will insure its natural beauty forever. Maragogi/Japaratinga is the area that provides the best access to board a catamaran to visit the tropical pools on the reefs.

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Milan, Italy
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

There are pelnty of boats that go to the gales, we took the small (8 people) and fast boat, it gets there first (10 minutes max) and is fun... also the price was less then the big touristic boat. We took our wet suites and snorkel equipment, a good choise (hiring is expensive), also bring a sweater for the way... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

The experience was good, but it is not comparable to diving in the Caribe. We got some boat sickness while waiting the boat crew - they kept trying to get more tourists instead of leaving with the boat only partially full.

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