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Recent best snorkling and little known stops? #129110
05/01/2017 04:10 PM
05/01/2017 04:10 PM
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Galveston, Texas
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We have not been able to sail the BVIs in the last 4 years, and are so excited to be back later this month! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Joy.gif" alt="" /> 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] #129111
05/01/2017 06:07 PM
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Ya never know...
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Ya never know...
Little known spots need to be kept that way <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: HillsideView] #129112
05/01/2017 10:44 PM
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Galveston, Texas
scottlyn Offline OP
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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.

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: scottlyn] #129113
05/02/2017 01:41 AM
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GJ, CO S/V Long Overdue
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Diamond Cay, between Marina Cay and Scrub, there are dinghy balls at the snorkel spot, very nice

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: sail2wind] #129114
05/02/2017 05:39 AM
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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] #129115
05/02/2017 06:40 AM
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Miramichi NB Canada
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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 <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


Kim

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Sandsailsun] #129116
05/02/2017 07:36 AM
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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 <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />



Delightful spot! Hit it two Sundays ago with the husband. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/circle.gif" alt="" />

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: ski2play] #129117
05/02/2017 09:57 AM
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Galveston, Texas
scottlyn Offline OP
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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. !! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Banana.gif" alt="" />

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: scottlyn] #129118
05/02/2017 10:03 AM
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Where are the cannon and cannonballs located? My kids would think that's really cool!

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BoatDrinks2] #129119
05/02/2017 10:12 AM
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We really like The Indians. Well known, but a crowd pleaser.

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BoatDrinks2] #129120
05/02/2017 10:20 AM
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Galveston, Texas
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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!

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BoatDrinks2] #129121
05/02/2017 10:33 AM
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Redmond, WA
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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] #129122
05/02/2017 12:34 PM
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GJ, CO S/V Long Overdue
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There is a cannon at the Rhone, but it's a dive, not a snorkel

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: sail2wind] #129123
05/02/2017 01:45 PM
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I often use google earth satellite at high magnification to explore new destinations for reef sites and good snorkel spots.

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: LocalSailor] #129124
05/03/2017 08:53 PM
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Rockford, Michigan
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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?

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Sandsailsun] #129125
05/03/2017 09:28 PM
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Sandsailsun said:
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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 <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />



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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: aarpskier] #129126
05/03/2017 11:07 PM
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Diamond Reef, not Diamond Cay. It's at the SW corner of Great Camanoe across from Marina Cay.

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BaardJ] #129127
05/04/2017 08:28 AM
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Diamond Reef, not Diamond Cay. It's at the SW corner of Great Camanoe across from Marina Cay.


SE corner of Great Camanoe.

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: BaardJ] #129128
05/04/2017 11:52 AM
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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.

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: windward2c] #129129
05/04/2017 05:03 PM
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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] #129130
05/04/2017 11:04 PM
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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!

Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Winterstale] #129131
05/05/2017 09:30 AM
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Always enjoy Cistern.....Cooper being one of our favorite spots anyway...


One of the reason I love going to Cooper.

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Colleen

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Orange_Burst] #129132
05/18/2017 10:43 AM
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Always enjoy Cistern.....Cooper being one of our favorite spots anyway...




One of the reason I love going to Cooper.

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My heart is broken

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Colleen

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Re: Recent best snorkling and little known stops? [Re: Twanger] #129133
05/19/2017 10:19 AM
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I vote for The Indians as well.


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