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Caladesi Island

White Rock, Canada
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Caladesi Island


I'll be around the Dunedin area for a few days before heading down to the Keys, and I was wondering what the snorkeling is like on Caladesi Island. Now, I know it won't be the best Florida has to offer, but I'm an avid snorkeler and I'd like to experience what the area is like and Ive heard that Caladesi is the best, snorkeling-wise. So, what is it like there? What can you see, where's the best spot on the island, is it worth it, etc., etc? Also, if you don't recommend Caladesi, is there any other place that's great snorkeling for the area within 45 minutes of Dunedin? It'd be great if its somewhere I can access without taking a tour. Thanks.

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I'm not a snorkeler, but will offer what I can. I would think in this area, both Caladesi, and maybe around Ft. Desoto Park would offer the best in the area. Might not be so much to see, sandy bottom, and an occasional fish or crab maybe, but these are two beach areas that are primitive, and undeveloped, which I would guess may make for better snorkeling. Might want to throw Honeymoon Island in there also, which is the next island North of Caladesi, and accessable by car by the Dunedin Causeway.

Be sure to check out downtown Dunedin also. Some little shops, and some very nice, and fun restaurants and pubs. Very pedestrian friendly area to visit a few places. Casa Tina for great Mexican, and Jolly Mon for a bit of everything are a couple of my favorites there.

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