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Old 01-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a good place to take kids 6-10 years of age to snorkle?
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Locally, any grass flat when the water warms up. That is what I do with my 4 and 6 year old. They love it.
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The finger jetty on the east side of Destin Pass on an incoming/high tide is a great spot.
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The artificial reef modules east of portofino.
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Port st Joe
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The artificial reef modules east of portofino.
They're too young for that, I reckon. That's pretty far off the beach. The 10 year old would probably be ok on a calm day, though
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:15 PM   #7
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PSJ would be an awesome place for those kids during scallop season. Another great spot would be St. Andrews State Park in Panama City. Great protected swimming/snorkeling area inside the jetty.

Locally, probably the snorkeling reef at Navarre or on Pensacola Beach on the sound side.
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The reef modules out in the gulf at Park East are awesome when the waves are flat but, it is about a hundred yards offshore. Bring out a surfboard, kayak, innertube, something you can tether to one of the pilings to provide a surface support for resting. Snorkel vests are always a good idea. When the wind is out of the south and seas are up the reef modules are Park West are much closer and more shallow than the Park East modules. If inexperienced, just swimming around the rock jetties at Fort Pickens will provide much viewing of Sargeant Majors, Wrasse, hermit crabs, arrow crabs, and more. The jetties in Panama City at St Andrews State Park are arguably the best jetties for snorkeling and diving on the entire gulf coast. There is a very extensive shallow area,6-7ft, that holds plenty to see. You can see maps and directions to these and more sites at www.florida-divepros.com
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:33 PM   #10
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this is great place to good snorkel for any ages if you have boat access.. the jetties along the EPA I believe is what is called.. anchor by the little bridge into that inlet which is just west of the bobsikes bridge on northside of pensacola beach.. Snorkel those jetties north.. they get a little deeper.. all safe and calm.. plenty of juvinile groupers, mangroves, redfish, etc depending on year.. also small little reef fish and such..
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