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“Great snorkeling” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Deadman's Reef (Paradise Cove)

Deadman's Reef (Paradise Cove)
Deadman's Reef, Grand Bahama Island
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“Great snorkeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This place is small but a great place to go snorkeling. If you come expecting a grand resort location, you will be disappointed. If you come realizing what you are getting, you should be very happy. This is a family business, with good people working, and very friendly. The place is not fancy, but it is clean. The beach is clean. The water is clear. The staff are friendly. We paid $37 per person, the cost covered transportation from the cruise port to the cove, use of the beach and rental of snorkeling equipment. If you want a beach chair or umbrella ($3 & $5), you will need to rent it. If you want to kayak you will need to rent it (I think it was $20). They have lockers to rent as well ($5). If you know ahead of time of the extra costs and plan for them, you should have no complaints. The location is quiet, peaceful and relaxing. I loved the snorkeling, the fish and coral was beautiful. We rented a beach chair but ended up not even using it because we were in the water snorkeling and swimming. The water is great. They have a separate hut area where they cook. Again nothing fancy, hamburger, hot dog, grilled chicken and grouper. The costs for food is very reasonable, especially considering there is no other place to eat, a meal is $6 which includes hamburger or hot dog, chips and drink, $2.75 more if you want grilled chicken or grouper. I had the grouper and it was good. They sell cans of soda for $1.50 a can. Compared to the cost of a drink on the cruise, I had no complaints of the cost of the can of soda. If you rent all of the items, then it can add up quickly. If you want to go to a beach, with sand, clear water and a beautiful coral reef with amazing looking fish and don't need 5 star treatment, then I would suggest going to Paradise Cove. I would go back again. Oh also check out the gift shop. My husband got a Speedo brand swim trunks for $29. The woman is very nice. She is the owners mother. The owner, Barry, is very nice too.

Visited October 2012
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Wild Wild West
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“Good Snorkeling”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

It's a bit of a wade/swim out to the best snorkeling, but well worth it. I circled the large rock twice, and while strenuous it was worth it. We saw multiple turtles, rays, and large schools of fish. Food was pretty decent. Try the Bushcrack and Sands beer, they're pretty good.

As with any snorkeling destination, I would suggest bringing your gear because the gear provided is not in the best shape.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank YoungBucky
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Tate, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The snorkeling is incredible here. There is a $3 entrance fee to the park. They will rent snorkel equipment and give you very good instructions on how to snorkel. The locals were super nice and assisted everyone around me on the easiest way to put on snorkel gear and getting into the water.

We arrived around 12 pm and left at 4 pm. We enjoyed the beach and had many frozen drinks. There are also bathrooms and shower for public use. During our time at the beach there were maybe 15 other people at one time or another.

A great day snorkeling and enjoying the beach.

Visited October 2012
3 Thank MrsZimm
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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“Deadman's Reef, Snorkeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Very easy to set up this excursion. Nathan will gather you up right outside the Ship and transport you to Paradise Cove. He provides an informative presentation on the way to the location. Once there the it was a beautiful spot. Quick orientation and you are off on your self guided snorkeling trip. There is food and beverage also available at the beach. The reef was very nice with some nice fish around. It was just before TS Issac showed up so pretty overcast. Still a great value for your money....Highly recommend this if you like snorkeling.

Visited August 2012
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“good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

nice price for what you get. I looked forward to getting some fish sandwhiches in the Bahamas and this place actually had the one for the cheapest price ($6) in my whole trip. The grouper fingers were pretty good too. Our driver, Nathan, was an interesting character. It was a pleasure to have met him, you'd think he was the salt of the earth. He seemed to know everybody on the island.

Visited August 2012
5 Thank John A
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