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#48327 11/26/2007 12:06 PM
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Has anyone snorkeled close to the beach at hedo2,or been on the snorkeling boat trip?
why does that sound and look bad


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Wife and I have snorkeled off the beach and she did one of the boat trips. She enjoyed the boat and we both saw a lot of fish off the beach. What we did to make things easier was to take our rafts and let half the air out and then lay across the raft so that we were half under water. This made it so that we didnt have to swim the whole time and was easy to just lower your face into the water. We paddled into the area between the hotel and the small island. You just have to be careful about any boats that come thru that area.

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#48329 11/26/2007 01:54 PM
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I have not done so in about 8 years, but there is good snorkeling just to the right of "The Point". If you swim to the right from the nude beach, at the point where you can almost see around the corner to where GLN is located there is good snorkeling. Beware of boats and stay close to the shore. Take some bread for the fish!
Have fun

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We take advantage of the snorkel trips every year, we try to make bot but usually miss the 2:00pm one.

It only takes about 10-15 minutes to get to the reefs and you're free to snorkel or free swim for 30 minutes. You will see more life on the reefs than snorkeling off the beach.

If you're not the best swimmmer they will hook you up with life vest to keep you floating.

The one down side is getting back on the boat, the ladder that you have to climb is the strangest ladder I've ever seen hung off a boat. Not very user friendly, but it works.

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#48331 11/26/2007 09:04 PM
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We have gone snorkeling on each of our 4 trips to Hedo. The snorkel boats will take you out to the reefs by the island off Point Village or directly out from Hedo II. On the reef directly out from Hedo II lies an anchor and cannon which are interesting to see.

Our favorite snorkeling is on the nude cataraman cruise. It is just great fun to go snorkeling and partying with a group of like minded people.

Remember to bring along some food for the fish. You will see many more. We usually bring along a few buns which can be broken up in the water.

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#48332 11/26/2007 09:15 PM
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Agreed - The snorking right near Hedo is poor - even around the point a bit. If you're a strong swimmer, you could swim farther around point village - maybe a 15 min swim each way?

The snorkel boat trip is nice indeed. (and yes - the ladder in a strange beast)

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#48333 11/26/2007 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by DavnTam:
Has anyone snorkeled close to the beach at hedo2,or been on the snorkeling boat trip?
why does that sound and look bad
Dang, Man, member number 61 registered Aug 2001 with 39 posts and you're just now asking about the snorkel thingie?? laugh

Snorkel happens. 11AM and 2PM. Best to bring your own mask, but the flippers are fine.

Make sure and buy one of those cheap underwater cameras at your local drug store. Best picture I ever took was Rhonda chasing a HUGE Yellow Tang.

Nekkid, of course!


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I was just there a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed the snorkelling there. The snorkel boat takes you out to some great reefs and there is plenty of sea life to see and the water was crystal clear. Right off the beach, the water was wasn't very clear, but I did see a lot of fish and sea life (including numerous lobsters and baracuda). Also, I agree with a previous response, do the nude snorkel cruise. It was fun and well worth the time and money.

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#48335 11/27/2007 12:51 AM
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That sand gravity is a bad thing. I have never found a lime tree.. but I found alot of fun.


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#48336 11/27/2007 05:39 AM
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That sand gravity is a bad thing. I have never found a lime tree.. but I found alot of fun.
You've probably looked right at the lime tree and didn't realize it, it's not hidden like the hot tubs.

One thing I learned about lime trees as I jumped up to grab a lime, those suckers have thorns.

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#48337 12/01/2007 08:01 AM
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We snorkel every year, and have done so off of the beach and have taken the free boat trips to the reef. We always enjoy it a lot. The boat trips will take you to good spots and many times bring bread to feed the fish. We've also snorkeled all the way around to Grand Lido. There is a stretch of large brain coral that's cool. But, you need to be aware and careful snorkeling that far out as you have to watch for boaters and such.

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#48338 12/01/2007 09:55 AM
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Can anyone explain why the water in Jamaica seems so much more salty than the water in Hawaii? We've noticed more than once that our lips swell more in Jamaica and our eyes burn more. Thanks S & T confused

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#48339 12/01/2007 01:20 PM
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I can only guess that there is more wave current in Hawaii that makes the water supply change.


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