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scottlyn
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Recent best snorkling and little known stops?
      #1731733 - 05/01/17 04:10 PM (47.221.20.211)

We have not been able to sail the BVIs in the last 4 years, and are so excited to be back later this month! Does anyone have any recommendations for snorkeling spots? Or any little known spots that we should check out? Thanks!!

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: scottlyn]
      #1731753 - 05/01/17 06:07 PM (71.53.23.81)

Little known spots need to be kept that way

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scottlyn
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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: HillsideView]
      #1731791 - 05/01/17 10:44 PM (47.221.20.211)

The last time that we sailed (4 years ago), someone told us about the cannon and cannon balls--great snorkeling spot behind Saba Rock, and we all really enjoyed it! That is the type of thing that we are looking for.

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: scottlyn]
      #1731796 - 05/02/17 01:41 AM (184.166.21.62)

Diamond Cay, between Marina Cay and Scrub, there are dinghy balls at the snorkel spot, very nice

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Deepcut
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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1731797 - 05/02/17 05:39 AM (71.12.156.163)

Not secret, but new.... Ship(Kodiak Queen?) just sunk near Mountain Point to make a dive reef

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1731805 - 05/02/17 06:40 AM (47.54.108.112)

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sail2wind said:
Diamond Cay, between Marina Cay and Scrub, there are dinghy balls at the snorkel spot, very nice




On the list for after we pick up Brian and Bridget

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Sandsailsun]
      #1731810 - 05/02/17 07:36 AM (128.151.71.21)

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Sandsailsun said:
Quote:

sail2wind said:
Diamond Cay, between Marina Cay and Scrub, there are dinghy balls at the snorkel spot, very nice





On the list for after we pick up Brian and Bridget





Delightful spot! Hit it two Sundays ago with the husband.

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scottlyn
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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: ski2play]
      #1731826 - 05/02/17 09:57 AM (47.221.20.211)

Thank you all so much! We didn't know about either spot, and will definitely try them both, and report back!
25 sleeps and counting until we are in paradise. !!


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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: scottlyn]
      #1731827 - 05/02/17 10:03 AM (74.254.75.246)

Where are the cannon and cannonballs located? My kids would think that's really cool!

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BoatDrinks2]
      #1731829 - 05/02/17 10:12 AM (184.182.182.178)

We really like The Indians. Well known, but a crowd pleaser.

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scottlyn
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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BoatDrinks2]
      #1731833 - 05/02/17 10:20 AM (47.221.20.211)

The snorkeling spot with the cannon and cannon balls is behind Saba Rock in Eustacia Sound. You have to take a dinghy, it is very shallow. Just Dinghy straight out until right before the waves are breaking, and there is a Dinghy ball line to tie to. It is wonderful--our son's favorite snorkeling spot!

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MrEZgoin
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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BoatDrinks2]
      #1731835 - 05/02/17 10:33 AM (73.140.238.245)

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BoatDrinks2 said:
Where are the cannon and cannonballs located? My kids would think that's really cool!




Out on Eustacia reef there are two white buoys marked "private BEYC". The cannons are within about 50 feet of the left buoy in about 7 feet of water. There are two separated cannons. I have not seen the cannonballs.


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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Twanger]
      #1731851 - 05/02/17 12:34 PM (184.166.21.62)

There is a cannon at the Rhone, but it's a dive, not a snorkel

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LocalSailor
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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1731860 - 05/02/17 01:45 PM (65.113.105.2)

I often use google earth satellite at high magnification to explore new destinations for reef sites and good snorkel spots.

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: LocalSailor]
      #1731993 - 05/03/17 08:53 PM (97.91.61.135)

Pretty familiar with the Diamond Cay off Little JVD. However, can't find any Diamond Cay between Scrub Island and Marina Cay on Google Earth, Google Maps or any paper chart. So, is this the BVI insiders' left-handed monkey wrench? If not, where is it?

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Sandsailsun]
      #1731994 - 05/03/17 09:28 PM (173.168.122.207)

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Sandsailsun said:
Quote:

sail2wind said:
Diamond Cay, between Marina Cay and Scrub, there are dinghy balls at the snorkel spot, very nice




On the list for after we pick up Brian and Bridget







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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: aarpskier]
      #1732009 - 05/03/17 11:07 PM (76.125.236.212)

Diamond Reef, not Diamond Cay. It's at the SW corner of Great Camanoe across from Marina Cay.

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BaardJ
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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BaardJ]
      #1732020 - 05/04/17 08:28 AM (76.125.236.212)

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BaardJ said:
Diamond Reef, not Diamond Cay. It's at the SW corner of Great Camanoe across from Marina Cay.




SE corner of Great Camanoe.


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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BaardJ]
      #1732042 - 05/04/17 11:52 AM (100.37.235.114)

Not so secret but always Cistern Rock off Cooper always delivers with some surprises. Also, less exotic but Great Harbor on Peter along the shore is so easy and often great variety of fish.

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: windward2c]
      #1732068 - 05/04/17 05:03 PM (173.168.122.207)

Always enjoy Cistern.....Cooper being one of our favorite spots anyway...

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BaardJ]
      #1732089 - 05/04/17 11:04 PM (97.91.61.135)

Quote:

BaardJ said:
Diamond Reef, not Diamond Cay. It's at the SW corner of Great Camanoe across from Marina Cay.




Ah so! Pleased to know mind not (completely) gone yet!


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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Winterstale]
      #1732106 - 05/05/17 09:30 AM (72.240.59.138)

Quote:

Winterstale said:
Always enjoy Cistern.....Cooper being one of our favorite spots anyway...




One of the reason I love going to Cooper.



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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Orange_Burst]
      #1733137 - 05/18/17 10:43 AM (72.240.59.138)

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Orange_Burst said:
Quote:

Winterstale said:
Always enjoy Cistern.....Cooper being one of our favorite spots anyway...






One of the reason I love going to Cooper.






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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Twanger]
      #1733227 - 05/19/17 10:19 AM (50.175.146.40)

I vote for The Indians as well.

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