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#489437 - 04/13/14 05:42 PM no swimming at the beach?  
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I recently visited San Pedro. Why was no one swimming in the water, and is the situation the same for all the beaches in Belize? Someone mentioned baracudas as the reason.

#489440 - 04/13/14 08:28 PM Re: no swimming at the beach? [Re: want2BinBelize]  
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Depends where you were on the island. Area with heavy sea grass tend to be avoided. Boca Del Rio park where the cut meets the sea is a very popular place for the locals to swim.
barracudas are not the problem.


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#489444 - 04/14/14 04:38 AM Re: no swimming at the beach? [Re: want2BinBelize]  
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The water in front of San Pedro is very shallow, There is much sea grass and there is heavy boat traffic. In order to get deep water to swim in you would be swimming in with the boats. That is not good.

#489457 - 04/14/14 07:02 AM Re: no swimming at the beach? [Re: want2BinBelize]  
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If you go out on a Sunday and walk along the beaches, you'll see tons of families out swimming. Most people who live here are working during the day, so can't swim or hang out on the beaches and tourists are often out and about doing things and prefer to swim off the docks to avoid the sea grass. There are a few beaches where you can swim off the beach but the water is shallow in most places. There is no problem with barracudas or any other fish. I suspect someone was pulling your leg.


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#489605 - 04/17/14 07:30 AM Re: no swimming at the beach? [Re: collyk]  
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Thanks! Must be a popular locals joke - a few told me not to swim with shimy jewellery on, as that attracts the baracudas!

#489606 - 04/17/14 07:32 AM Re: no swimming at the beach? [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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yes, I noticed lots of sea grass. Thanks for the tip on a popular area to swim next time.

#489619 - 04/17/14 10:16 AM Re: no swimming at the beach? [Re: want2BinBelize]  
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The advice about shinny jewelry is valid whether it attracts barracudas or land sharks.


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#489648 - 04/17/14 07:18 PM Re: no swimming at the beach? [Re: want2BinBelize]  
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Ramons, Banyan Bay and Caribbean Villas all have popular swimming beaches as well as the Boca Del Rio park srea. Please be very aware of boat traffic. You can see the boats but they cannot always see you. Be safe and have fun.

#489698 - 04/18/14 02:46 PM Re: no swimming at the beach? [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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Originally Posted by ScubaLdy
The advice about shinny jewelry is valid whether it attracts barracudas or land sharks.
Well said....and funny..... smile


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