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    At Baby Beach, you will always have a ton of fish in a very small area, so it is very effortless to snorkel there. But it you go at the wrong times you also have a lot of people in that little area.

    At Catalina, you normally have as much fish, and sometimes even more, but spread over a much larger area, so you have to work/swim more there.

    Just my experience at least.

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    Just got back last week from our first trip to Aruba. Although I spent most of my time getting certified as a diver (and loved it!) we found Mangel Alto to be beautiful but Baby Beach (between the beach and 2nd reef) had a lot more fish to see and was more protected from the wind.

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    where are the best places to snorkel if on eagle beach

    Where are the best places to snorkel if you are on eagle beach

    jackie

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    Quote Originally Posted by danjackiew View Post
    Where are the best places to snorkel if you are on eagle beach

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    Eagle Beach has only a plain white sand bottom as does Palm Beach. Any of the other snorkel spots mentioned above are just fine.

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    I am in Aruba , went to Mangel Halto today with Kent. What a nice guy. The snorlkeling was fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearkeley View Post
    Just got back last week from our first trip to Aruba. Although I spent most of my time getting certified as a diver (and loved it!) we found Mangel Alto to be beautiful but Baby Beach (between the beach and 2nd reef) had a lot more fish to see and was more protected from the wind.
    I got my certification with Red Sail last summer, but I saved some time by doing the PADI coursework online. Where did you dive while getting your certification?

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    Snorkeling tip: If you want to get close and personal with the fish put a piece of bread in a plastic bag. Let some water into the bag and squeeze bread through a small hole in bag. The fish will swim to you for the easy meal and become your best friend while the bread lasts. Make sure you throw the bag away properly. Happy Snorkeling Everyone !!!

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    Any Snorkeling Updates

    Any updates to this post. Heading down over Easter, and curious how the Snorkeling has been latley.
    Next Aruba trip to the Marriott Surf Club July 2018.

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    Thumbs up Fresh info

    Doesn't get much fresher than this. Just left the water a couple of hours ago at Catalina.
    Visibility great. Tons of fish. No waves, so all in all great snorkeling now.

    But wait....It gets better ;-)...... We were very surprised to see how much new coral that have grown in the month since we were here last.
    I have not seen so much new coral grow in Catalina before.
    It is extremely promising and hope it will continue and especially that everyone will respect the reefs and let it get back to former glory.

    This is of course only a beginning, but gives hope for the future and if it is new life because of some big waves stirring things up, I will definitely say that it is worth a bit of in inconvenience at the hotel beaches.

    This is a good evening .

    Carsten
    Last edited by Schnauzerjoy; 03-31-2009 at 09:28 PM.

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    Thanks for the great news!!! Can't wait untill next week. I agree people need to respect the reef and understand the importance of how fragile, and sensitive it can be. Learn to snorkel in the pool first is essential for a begginer.

    Thanks again Great Info
    Next Aruba trip to the Marriott Surf Club July 2018.

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