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"Shark Ray Alley" Snorkel Tip by windsorgirl

Snorkel, Caye Caulker: 38 reviews and 74 photos

  Nurse Shark
by windsorgirl

When you book your snorkel tour, be sure that it includes a stop at Shark Ray Alley. The water is crystal clear here as you can see in the photo and quite shallow. Although the shallow water makes for good visibility and warmer water, it means you have to swim carefully so as to avoid damaging the coral with your flippers. Keep your body horizontal at the surface of the water.

As the name suggests, you will see alot of sharks and rays here. The fish are well trained and will appear boatside immediately to receive their free handouts from your guides. In the midst of this feeding frenzy we are advised to don our snorkel gear and jump in!

We saw many fish including these nurse sharks (don't worry they're harmless). We also saw spotted eagle rays and large manta rays. The most exciting spotting was that of a loggerhead turtle. He surfaced a few times before we jumped in the water and disappeared after that.

Directions: About 20 kms north of Caye Caulker

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 28, 2005
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