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Malmok Reef

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Address: Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

A great dive, not just because of the Debbie II wreck but because of ample...

A great dive, not just because of the Debbie II wreck but because of ample brain coral and schools of barracuda patrolling the area.

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Good Snorkeling, saw 3 different eels, lots of fish, easy walk from road.

I was not going to expect much from Malmok beach/reef, because I went snorkeling just up the road earlier. I was pleasantly surprised. Lots more fish than Arashi beach and I saw 3... read more

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Richardson, Texas
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Richardson, Texas
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105 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was not going to expect much from Malmok beach/reef, because I went snorkeling just up the road earlier. I was pleasantly surprised. Lots more fish than Arashi beach and I saw 3 different kinds of eels, really exciting! One looked like a white moray eel, another I looked up as a snake eel. I am not sure what the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family snorkeled here twice on our recent trip. One day we had great conditions, the other not so great. All depends on the waves and the lighting. We did see a great variety of fish and marine life. So glad we came back a 2nd time when the water had calmed down and the snorkel boats were all gone.... More 

Thank CarolinaOrtloff
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a cool location to see a good variety of fish and not a lot of current. We were told we could see some octopus and lobster, but we might have been there the wrong time of day. It was still awesome.

Thank Kristen P
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We hung out under a tree at the small beach here. It's nice because it's sheltered from the wind (but also hotter without the wind!). Good snorkeling to the right (north) where the boats anchor. We saw a school of squid, a sea snake, an eel, and lots of fish! Haven't seen much healthy coral anywhere around the island, which... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The ocean was a little rough the day we went out, so hard to tell what it would normally be like. Once we got deeper in our dive, it was very nice and enjoyed the sunken boat to explore

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Pitt Meadows, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

There's fishes... all sorts of sizes and varieties. 2 years ago, this reef was buzzing with large fishes and coral.... sadly this time around... not much coral left. Enjoy while you can, the next generation may not know what coral is.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Though not as dramatic as the northern coast just a mile or so away, nonetheless worth the experience of walking the shore and listening to the surf. Fun, especially when the surf is high.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This place was awesome - the water was crystal clear and this side of the island was quite amazing - it was like there was two different islands !

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Best spot to snorkle off the beach in Aruba. Swim out to the catamarans they feed the fish and attract large schools. water is calm but the area is very rocky so be careful. Best to use fins to cover the most reef area.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The reef of Malmok is longer than the beach. It starts shortly after the visible shipwreck and extends all the way nearly to Boca Catalina with little inlets every few hundred feet or so. The reef for the most part is very rocky, not a lot of beach spots to lay in the sand with limited access to the ocean... More 

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