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Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve

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Jon J W wrote a review Apr 2020
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom9 contributions
We had the Late afternoon tour, numbers were down somewhat and there were only 14 guests on the Boat - this meant we had choice of seats and all the time we needed to see underwater! was lovely to see - the boat was great, then when we moored and were able to swim off the boat too - saw Divers, Fish and a Sea Turtle too - altogether a great time was had by all!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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jmufan24401 wrote a review Mar 2020
Staunton, Virginia49 contributions55 helpful votes
A 2 hour journey in a glass bottom boat with 20 minutes using provided sub par snorkeling gear. It was ok, but limited time in the bottom of the boat in a confined space with lots of other vacationers trying to take in the sites. Not the most impressive underwater scenery for the extremely limited amount you get to see. The snorkeling time, was limited in many ways and the gear less than average to use.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Margaret H wrote a review Feb 2020
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There were so many people snorkeling/diving here I almost crashed into several and went I went underwater I saw almost as many bodies as fish. That said, wow - there are amazing schools of fish here and very pretty coral. If you have the energy, rent a kayak and go out on your own earlier in the day. I went with a tour and didn't like being forced into a group instead of snorkeling on my own (you're at the mercy of 6 people with mask issues).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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RomseyChechy wrote a review Feb 2020
Romsey, United Kingdom291 contributions180 helpful votes
We went on a trip from a cruise ship and thought we would be snorkeling at the reef. We went on a glass bottom boat tour, taking it in turns to go below and look at the reef. It is certainly ot pristine and we had better snorkeling in other places in the caribbean. It was also VERY expensive from the ship, costing $169 each including the transfer.. I am sure that there are better places in guadeloupe to choose. Its trading on its name. The road there from Basseterre is quite twisty and our driver was rather fast which did not help. There is not much there on the beach, a couple of bars and souvenir shops.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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John Licharson wrote a review Jan 2020
Kingston, Canada377 contributions115 helpful votes
We kayaked out and snorkelled the reef areas because this is something you really must do if you are at all healthy and spending any time in Guadeloupe. There are good numbers of fish and, if you are young or have not had the experience of what Caribbean reefs were like before global warming damage, you will probably be well satisfied with all that you see. For us old timers, however, it was almost a sad experience. This is a very pale reflection of the superabundance and vivid colours we experienced on the reefs at these latitudes in both the Caribbean and East Africa in the 1970s and 1980s. All, really, that is left here is brain coral and some fire coral and, in retrospect, pretty sparse numbers of fish. In any case, do see this while you still can. In another twenty years, unless something drastic changes, this will likely resemble more an under water desert. (Try to find some of the old Cousteau TV programs to see what reefs used to be.)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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