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“Nice place for snorkelling” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cano Island

Cano Island
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Drake Bay
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Nice place for snorkelling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Pleasant boat ride out - stopping for a bit of dolphin watching.
Plenty to see: eagle Rays, reef sharks, parrot fish etc etc.

You do get herded back to the main land for lunch as the wind turns and the sea is much choppier in the afternoon.

Visited April 2013
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Sapphire, North Carolina
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“Great diving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

While the visibility was only moderate, the sea life was fantastic. We saw giant rays 10 feet from wingtip to wingtip. We saw the biggest grouper that I have ever seen. The dive-master estimated that she was in the range of 400 pounds and that is a lot of grouper. We saw white tipped sharks, rays, and morays as well as really pretty fish.

Visited April 2013
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Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The island is beautiful! Snorkeling was awesome! We did our first dive ever with Eric from Cano Divers. He was an amazing guide and made us feel completely comfortable and safe. Very good teacher. While we were there we were fortunate enough to see a Whale Shark! It swam right up to our boat. Amazing experience. We had such an amazing day we went back the next day. Ellia (not sure of the spelling) was an awesome snorkel guide and our kids really learned a lot from her. Great 2 days with Eric and Ellia!

Visited March 2013
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Omaha
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“Not a lot to do buy snorkel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The island is beautiful, but there's not much to do but snorkel/dive in the area. It may be possible to see whales on the way out and back though, which is a definite plus.

Visited October 2012
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Prince Albert
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“Snorkelling not really great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Compared to other places we have snorkeled, Cano island is not great. There were lots of fish but the water visibility is only average at best. It's the best snorkel site we had in Costa Rica, but pretty poor compared to the Carribean, Australia, Hawaii.

Visited January 2013
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