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Culebra snorkel spot?

I'm going to be spending part of the winter sailing in the Spanish Virgins. While this will be my third time in Culebra and have done a lot of snorkeling on the west side of the island. I was wondering if it might be worth a try on the west side of Luis Pena island 18°17'58.90" N 65°19'54.68" W. I've seen masts at this location when anchored on the other side of the island previously (Google Earth image has a catamaran there too) but, I was wondering if the snorkeling was good at that location. Anyone have local knowledge about the site?
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Re: Culebra snorkel spot?

I never found the snorkeling to be especially good on the west side. It is a very protected place to hang out for the day. It is illegal to overnight at Luis Pena.
There are moorings in there and a lot of sand on the bottom. I preferred anchoring on the north side and snorkeling along the northwest edge where there is more structure, like coral and rock.
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Re: Culebra snorkel spot?

Contact my friends, Todd and Michelle Plaia, at Culebra Divers. They're very nice and likely would give you some suggestions, but feel free to tell them Carliane sent ya. I dove/snorkeled the west side a long time ago and there wasn't much there that I recall.
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Re: Culebra snorkel spot?

Wow, the last time I was at Culebra one side of the island was a U.S. Naval artillery range - that was in 1958. It was a pretty neat island on the opposite side, though.

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Definitely will have to check that out area out Thanks!

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I never found the snorkeling to be especially good on the west side. It is a very protected place to hang out for the day. It is legal to overnight at Luis Pena. Cayo Luis PeƱa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia There are moorings in there and a lot of sand on the bottom. I preferred anchoring on the north side and snorkeling along the northwest edge where there is more structure, like coral and rock.
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Contact my friends, Todd and Michelle Plaia, at Culebra Divers. They're very nice and likely would give you some suggestions, but feel free to tell them Carliane sent ya. I dove/snorkeled the west side a long time ago and there wasn't much there that I recall.
Thanks for the tip. We are also divers but, my gal no longer likes strapping 80 lb tanks to her sensitive back. So snorkeling is what she loves these days. Though I will keep them in mind. This will be out third cruise through the area so we were looking for some new spots to check out before we head over to Vieques.
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Wow, the last time I was at Culebra one side of the island was a U.S. Naval artillery range - that was in 1958. It was a pretty neat island on the opposite side, though.

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Wow that was before they moved the bombing over to Vieques. You might like to read Hunter Thompson's Rum Diary. It takes place in Puerto Rico back in the early 1960's. He mentions the Culebra bombing range. Warning: the Johnny Depp movie based on the book was AWFUL!
But, the book was a good read.
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Definitely will have to check that out area out Thanks!
I had a typo in my response. It should read that it is illegal to spend the night on Luis Pena and my memory of same was confirmed with the Wiki link.
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I had a typo in my response. It should read that it is illegal to spend the night on Luis Pena and my memory of same was confirmed with the Wiki link.
We will be on a 45 foot catamaran either anchored or on a mooring (if available). We are not going to be staying on the island. I assume that would be ok? If not I guess we will head back toward Culebra for the night.
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