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#1 crunch

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Where exactly is this reef and is it only accessible by boat?

I thought we had hot most of the reefs for snorkeling, but I am not recognizing this one. We totally hate any type of organized tour so maybe this is why?

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#2 mstevens

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

Paradise Reef is a short distance offshore adjacent to the Caleta and the Intercontinental Presidente. Despite this, it is only really accessible by boat. It's a common second dive site and the most common night dive site.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Paradise is also home to some nice sea horses....
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

How nice are they chief? :D
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Thanks for that info on PR.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Looked good to me!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Looked good to me!

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Well he's not exactly offering you a beer man, and he looks a little sad!
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

Ok, I took his last bottle of tequila. I told him I would bring him another, but I don't think he believed me.... :P
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

LOL :P
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

I really want to see those seahorses. Does anyone know of an inexpensive and quick boat that goes out? Just a there, snorkel, head back kind of thing?
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

The seahorses are tiny and found in the grass, away from the reef. To see them via snorkeling... probably not. I have looked for them on many a dive till my eyes cross and never spotted one on my own... Luckily I go with experienced Dive Masters who are also excellent spotters. It's never a sure thing, though.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Have never snorkeled Paradise Reef, is it worth it to swim out? We'd rather not do a boat, and are both strong swimmers. Is the scenery equal to or better than some of the shore snorkels? We've done Palancar and Punta Sur, along with all the reef clubs, many times, and love them all and will do them again. Just wondered if there's something we're missing.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

No, it's not worth a swim out.

It's a significant kick out there and back, and there is a LOT of boat traffic.

Most of my seahorse sightings are at about 30 feet / 10 meters in the grass flats. The hunt is fairly tedious on scuba.
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