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Malmok Reef

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Address: Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

A great dive, not just because of the Debbie II wreck but because of ample...

A great dive, not just because of the Debbie II wreck but because of ample brain coral and schools of barracuda patrolling the area.

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Great place to snorkel on your own

Our family snorkeled here twice on our recent trip. One day we had great conditions, the other not so great. All depends on the waves and the lighting. We did see a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family snorkeled here twice on our recent trip. One day we had great conditions, the other not so great. All depends on the waves and the lighting. We did see a great variety of fish and marine life. So glad we came back a 2nd time when the water had calmed down and the snorkel boats were all gone.... More 

Thank CarolinaOrtloff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool location to see a good variety of fish and not a lot of current. We were told we could see some octopus and lobster, but we might have been there the wrong time of day. It was still awesome.

Thank Kristen P
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hung out under a tree at the small beach here. It's nice because it's sheltered from the wind (but also hotter without the wind!). Good snorkeling to the right (north) where the boats anchor. We saw a school of squid, a sea snake, an eel, and lots of fish! Haven't seen much healthy coral anywhere around the island, which... More 

Thank 900barb
Larkspur, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ocean was a little rough the day we went out, so hard to tell what it would normally be like. Once we got deeper in our dive, it was very nice and enjoyed the sunken boat to explore

Thank Bri_and_Di_Colorado
Pitt Meadows, BC
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

There's fishes... all sorts of sizes and varieties. 2 years ago, this reef was buzzing with large fishes and coral.... sadly this time around... not much coral left. Enjoy while you can, the next generation may not know what coral is.

Thank mjbcmjbc
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Though not as dramatic as the northern coast just a mile or so away, nonetheless worth the experience of walking the shore and listening to the surf. Fun, especially when the surf is high.

Thank William O
bar harbor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This place was awesome - the water was crystal clear and this side of the island was quite amazing - it was like there was two different islands !

Thank tweedie44
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Best spot to snorkle off the beach in Aruba. Swim out to the catamarans they feed the fish and attract large schools. water is calm but the area is very rocky so be careful. Best to use fins to cover the most reef area.

1 Thank eck2eck3
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The reef of Malmok is longer than the beach. It starts shortly after the visible shipwreck and extends all the way nearly to Boca Catalina with little inlets every few hundred feet or so. The reef for the most part is very rocky, not a lot of beach spots to lay in the sand with limited access to the ocean... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We always stop by at this place on the way to California lighthouse and wondering how come the water here is so different from any other place on the island. It's amazingly blue and clear and I don't think there is a better place for snorkeling on Aruba. The only thing there is no way to get out of the... More 

Thank Mia G

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