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Norman Island Caves

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Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more...

Known for tales of buried treasure, these caves are appreciated even more for spectacular snorkeling adventures, with thousands of orange cup coral and red sponge covering the cave walls.

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Good Snorkelling

We went to the caves by dinghy. I can't remember if there were mooring balls, but the snorkelling was good. Lots of fish and coral.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the caves by dinghy. I can't remember if there were mooring balls, but the snorkelling was good. Lots of fish and coral.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

It's a great snorkel spot--tons of colorful fish, schools, a turtle, and the caves are fun. Very cool to explore, but gets a bit crowded. We were lucky enough to have it pretty empty at first, but then the crowds came!

Thank Amy P
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Caves! I was a bit hesitant with no reason. Easy swim in and out with beautiful snorkeling. Make sure when you are in each cave to take the time to look up at the ceilings and sidewalls. Amazing!

Thank RMGTravel
Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

The snorkeling at the caves was quite good; there was a lot of good coral, several big fish, turtles and of course the caves. You could snorkel all of the way into some of the caves, one cave even had a exit, but it was too shallow to swim out. If you like to snorkel it was definitely worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice Snorkel. Make sure you have plenty of water if you try to go all the way through the caves. You can get stuck. Overall cool spot. Fairly easy to grab a Mooring ball in the Normal island bite and then take your dinghy out. Some of us swam all the way back with fins and snorkel. It was longer... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is a must stopover for the snorkelers. Very good snorkeling and caves are not too deep. Was also not too crowded when we went in May.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

This was our first snorkeling spot in a weeklong sail charter in the BVIs, and with hindsight it was just OK as compared to some of the other spots we visited. However, since Norman Island is a popular mooring spot for charters, it is worth the 5 minute dingy ride to the Caves to snorkel while you are there.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great snorkel spot with clear warm water. Loads of fish and you can swim right up into the cave. Most fish are located right at the entrance to the caves.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Was on a cruise excursion to the site and was amazed at the beauty of the reefs, the fish, cliffs, and caves. We got to watch a huge sea turtle eating on the reef, tons of all types of colorful fish, and several crabs and sea worms. We then drifted into the largest cave with bats on the ceiling as... More 

1 Thank tnbelle2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

So much color on the walls and top. Easy swim or snorkel. Tons of fish and sea life all around. Caves go back.

Thank HarryBlacker

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