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#128755 - 10/30/06 05:02 AM Snorkeling Sites?
Kgryfon Offline
Hi All!

I am planning a trip to San Pedro for sometime next summer for six adults. Most are novice snorklers, and it would be great if I could find some off-beach snorkle spots (rather than boat trips). Any suggestions?

Also, anyone know of a two or three bedroom beach house - doesn't need to be the greatest, but needs to be in or very near town and on the beach. If we can't find one, I guess we'd need to get a condo/suite because we all want to hang together and would prefer to not be in separate hotel rooms. So...any suggestions would be really appreciated!

BTW, this is a great forum!

Thanks!
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#128756 - 10/30/06 05:03 AM Re: Snorkeling Sites?
Kra-Z-K Offline
What price range for the beach house, do you prefer north or south?

Ramons is pretty cool to snorkel at, there are plenty of places. Just ask around when you come down.

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#128757 - 10/30/06 05:54 AM Re: Snorkeling Sites?
Kgryfon Offline
North, I guess. I read somewhere that south of town was boring...but they could have been trying to sell something that was up north : )

Something about $250 a night would be nice (6 person). Or less would be even better, of course!

Thanks for the tip on the snorkeling. We'll check it out when we get there!
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#128758 - 10/30/06 11:20 AM Re: Snorkeling Sites?
J DOG Offline
I don't think you'll find anything beach snorkleing that will even come close to what you can see on the boat trips.
Try Caye Management for your rental on the beach close to town.

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#128759 - 10/30/06 11:51 AM Re: Snorkeling Sites?
cakelee Offline
Look up Casa Caracol on this site. Nice place, very spacious, close to town, extremely helpful owners who are willing to give lots of tips on how to enjoy your time and/or arrange excursions for you.
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#128760 - 10/30/06 03:19 PM Re: Snorkeling Sites?
snorkelgirl Offline
Ramon's pier does have fun snorkeling and you'll see several varieties of fish.

But even for novice snorkelers, it would be a cryin' shame to not take a quick ride to see Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

The coral reef is so gorgeous, and the many species of fish in vibrant color should not be missed. Unforgettable experience!

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#128761 - 10/30/06 03:32 PM Re: Snorkeling Sites?
Anonymous
south of town ain't boring unless you get too far south.
let them novices practice at Ramon's but like snorkelgirl said, don't miss Hol Chan. Its not difficult, anybody can do it. toughest part for us old geezers is gettin in an outta the boat! laugh

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#128762 - 10/31/06 12:26 AM Re: Snorkeling Sites?
J DOG Offline
Your right about that Rykat, the getting in is a whole lot easier than the getting out though. lol!!

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#128763 - 10/31/06 04:40 PM Re: Snorkeling Sites?
spots101x Offline
J Dog is so right in the overall scheme of things, and (as much as I hate to admit it, so is J Dog), but please don't rule out the simple pleasures while you're there. One thing I enjoyed most during my trip last May was to walk out on the dock outside of Corona del Mar just after sunrise with a mug of coffee. Then I'd put on only my mask/snorkel, then slip into the ocean using the ladder. I even saw my first, though I hope and pray it won't be my last, sea horse down out there one morning thanks to this great local I met and nicknamed "one-in-a-million Willie". D#*n, I want to be back there right NOW! I'd heard that Ramon's had dressed up their pier and wanted to check it out but another told me that it was for guests of Ramon's only. Were they right? If not, I'd like it check it out next visit.
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#128764 - 10/31/06 06:57 PM Re: Snorkeling Sites?
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We stayed at Paradise Villas (Cap'n Ron's place)but went to Ramon's pier 3 different times. Never had anyone ask if we were staying at R's Village. So we enjoyed drinks from their bar, lunch from their restaurant, purchased tshirts from their shop and lounged in their chairs. They have put some artificial reef near the end of the pier. But you can find some fish anywhere underneath the pier. The rays came in close to shore where the fisherman clean their fish right there by the dive shop, too.

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