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“Amazing Snorkeling” 5 of 5 stars
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Coral Gardens
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Bora Bora Snorkel, Shark and Ray Feeding Excursion
Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Bora Bora
Type: Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling
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Owner description: This crystalline lagoon is a popular snorkeling spot on the island of Bora Bora.
Fleming Island, Florida
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“Amazing Snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The water at the Coral Gardens is the clearest and bluest I have seen anywhere in the world. The amount of fish is incredible! Bring a baguette with you as even the fish can't resist a good baguette. Also, bring your GoPro so you can video underwater in amazing clarity.

Visited April 2013
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Santiago, Chile
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“There are better corals on the island”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

It´s always fun to snorkel, but due to too much exploitation it wasn´t the best at Bora-Bora, still we could see moreys and colorful corals. At least it is easy for those not so good in swimming nor comfortable between corals.

Visited April 2013
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New York
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“Good snorkeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Not very exciting for the seasoned diver but a nice, pleasant snorkeling experience to see sharks, rays and some marine life.

Visited April 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Favorite memory of Bora Bora”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

The coral gardens are an absolute must see! The formations are large and cover a big area, even with other snorkelers I never felt crowded. The fish are very plentiful and we saw species here that we didn't see elsewhere- including a large octopus! Really beautiful spot- we joked that any future snorkel trip will never compare to this.

Visited March 2013
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Washington, USA
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Great snorkel spot. It's right next to the Sofitel Island. We stayed at Inter Continental La Moana and were able to kayak here in 20 minutes. Lots of beautiful fish. Bring some baguette to feed them and they will follow you around.

Do go in early morning if you can. One day I went at 7.30am and saw more fish than when I was there at 11am.

Visited March 2013
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