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Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

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Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

Hi all, I cant decide between taking a day tour to kicker rock (end of August) or snorkel the Santa Fe area. Anyone have any opinions?

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1. Re: Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

Kicker rock has the possibility of seeing hammerhead sharks. We saw a glimpse of one when we went.

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2. Re: Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

If you can pick only one then Kicker Rock, more diversity in marine animals. Santa Fe has mainly fish and sea lions, also amazing to see.

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3. Re: Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

Our dive at Kicker was pretty amazing, so I'd vote for it. I had one moment, going through the channel, when I was viewing a sea turtle, a hammerhead, a white tip, and a manta ray all at the same time.

Couple of caveats though: the water was much colder out there, so have a wetsuit. And be a comfortable/competent diver. The currents are stronger, and there's no bottom visible during the dive. As such, it may not be a best choice for a novice.

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