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Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve

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Very nice dive lots of beautiful fish. Nice easy shallow dive. Nice to think that Jacques Cousteau... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Mark O
Abilene, Texas
boat trips won't accept credit cards Often fully booked so missed the opportunity because we hadn't taken enough cash

we snorkelled from the shore as unable to get a boat to the island. Coral poor, most of it dead... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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See the beautiful marine life of the Caribbean by snorkeling, scuba diving or glass-bottom boat touring.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Very nice dive lots of beautiful fish. Nice easy shallow dive. Nice to think that Jacques Cousteau dove there.

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 19 April 2017

we snorkelled from the shore as unable to get a boat to the island. Coral poor, most of it dead. Saw only 2 turtles and very few fish. The bars and restaurants along the beach were very busy and average food and service. The public...More

Thank justgivemesunshine
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We took a cruise excursion with Tropical Tours to visit this area. The bus took us from the cruise terminal to the reserve to board a glass bottom boat. It is a great way for those uncomfortable with snorkeling to get a view of the...More

Thank traveling_smiles
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Spent about 45 min snorkelling around with our guests and saw loads of fish everywhere, but the corals were absolutely incredible. A definite must see. We were anchored nearby and took the dinghy over and tied up to a mooring ball. It was quite busy...More

Thank BlueFoot_Travel
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a superb spot to swim with glorious sea turtles. Enter from the beach and swim out about 100 feet until you begin to see the sea grass. It won't be long before you'll encounter beautiful sea turtles grazing on the grass, and coming...More

Thank Donald Munroe E
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Spent 2 weeks on Basse-Terre. Went diving every day. I'm from California and Guadeloupe spoiled me. All dives before and after lunch. No wetsuit, water temperature was fantastic. Diving in California is exhausting due to the cold water. The Caribbean waters are very clear. Unlimited...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We used on a glass bottom boat to visit the area. The scenery was fantastic with many fishes of different size and color around us. It was a very cool experience. The boat then anchored and we were allowed to snorkel for a while around...More

Thank Frugby1
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Absolutly poor. A real failure , the whole submarine environment is quite dead, no comparison with other reef. The boat is very expensive (25€). Avoid if you can

2  Thank Paolo P
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

There is a lot of options to come out too the Islands, and even just with normal snoring equipment you will have an awesome time exploring!

1  Thank Cecilie D
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Scuba dived (with own gear) around Pigeon Island. The Piscine wall is very good diving at 20m but I preferred the Japanese Gardens off Point Malendure. Rich colours, plenty of fish moray, turtles, and clear water. Depth here between 5-20m. 7/10.

1  Thank Ally-7189
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4 May 2017|
Response from justgivemesunshine | Reviewed this property |
so sorry for the delay, I only snorkeled. However, I would advise to pre-book as I couldn't get on a trip to the island offshore and the best dive sites due to not booking in advance.
17 December 2014|
Response from cdrctravelers |
It's at Beach Malendure.