Dead Man's Reef at Paradise Cove lives up to its name - well, at least the Paradise part of it...
In the morning, a shuttle picked us up at out resort, and took us to a private beach at Dead Man's Reef in Paradise Cove. What a beautiful spot! Perfect white sand, blue water, many diferent areas to snorkel. This is a family-run place, so ver nice and friendly, and down to earth! Your price incldes all the gear and whatever instruction you happen to need. The complete package even includes lunch ($40 for the whole day - which is a bargain!!!). The food is not bad, and there is a full service bar with beer and mixed drinks. You can make your own schedule and snorkel as much as your heart desires, or relax on the beautiful peaceful beach or sit on the deck if you have had enough sun. The snorkeling is great - there are shallow and deep areas, you can stay in the front of the large reefs in the shallow areas and will see plenty of colorful fish and diferent types of coral.
Snorkeling for hours. Waiting for pics from the underwater camera.
The deep areas are beautiful with huge coral, eagle-rays, some small sharks and octopi. There are shuttles back and forth, so you can make your own schedule, and stay all day from 9:30 am until the last shuttle at 4:30 pm.
We went out and snorkeled the morning in the shallow part of the reefs until we got hungry. We headed to shore, and had a delicious lunch of chicken sandwiches (we must have been pretty hungry), then decided to lay out on the beach for a bit to digest, and headed back out to the deep parts of the reef. The ocean is so beautiful. It is breath-taking to be able to snorkel so close to the colorful fish. We had a large school of yellow fish follow us for about 15 minutes while we were in the deepest parts. Definitely a fantastic day!