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Address: Maragogi, State of Alagoas, Brazil

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amazing, transparent, green and warm water

The Gales is a nice place for those who likes snorkeling! The water is transparent, green and warm! Just remember to check the tides tables, because the agencies do not organize... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Recife, PE
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Recife, PE
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Gales is a nice place for those who likes snorkeling! The water is transparent, green and warm! Just remember to check the tides tables, because the agencies do not organize the tour when the low tide is to late or to early. Also because the lower the tide, the more you will enjoy your tour! So, maybe it is... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 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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134 helpful votes 134 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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81 helpful votes 81 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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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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