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Salt Ponds

The salt ponds or flats were very interesting to see, especially to see how the sea water is pumped... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael S
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Homosassa, Florida
Very Interesting

As someone who puts down a lot of salt on the roads where I live to melt snow and ice it was really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
toydajo
,
St. Catharines, Canada
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Dive site that requires a local divemaster with Harbor Master's permission.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (27 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The salt ponds or flats were very interesting to see, especially to see how the sea water is pumped into these very large, flat ponds, where the salt in then crystalized (the water is pink due to the salt crystal reflections). Eventually, the excess water...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who puts down a lot of salt on the roads where I live to melt snow and ice it was really cool to see it harvested...not to mention the Flamingos that were there...hundreds of them actually ... haven't loaded my pics from my...More

Thank toydajo
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This Impressive pink water & salt Pyramids are found in the southend. is defiantly incredible to see and take some pictures of. Not something you run into often. The salt is produced then transferred on machinery on to ships. There was no ships in port...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The giant mounds of salt are kind of cool, though only really worth a drive-by look on the way to something else. As for diving/snorkeling under the salt pier, we were pretty disappointed. There's not much going on underwater, though maybe we were spoiled by...More

Thank A A
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great dive sight that is very different than ,say, a reef or shipwreck. It's said to be better in the midday to afternoon because the fish like the shade provided by the pier. It is very crowded at this time of day...More

Thank rachapman61
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We stopped here as part of a tour. Our guide Brian from Vista tours explained the process so well and even had salt samples for us to touch. The colors of the surrounding waters were facinationg.

Thank carribbeanmic
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

NEar the huts .... amazing salt lakes of all different levels and colours. They stretch for 10 miles.

Thank sherry412
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Driving along the road that divides the pier from the salt flats, is spectacular, it’s like huge fields of varying shades of pink with the salt Crystals glistening and twinkling like a hard frost in Scotland very unusual and pretty, then the mountains of harvested...More

Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Great tour w/Norwegian cruise line. salt flats are amazing. Different colors of individual lakes is amazing. Mountains and mountains of salt. Also saw the slave huts where these poor people had to live. What a shame. All in all a great tour.

Thank steven25528
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Located along the south western coast of the island, the Salt Pier and the mounds and more mounds of salt are along the only north-south road, EEG Boulevard. There are plenty of spots to pull over and park to get out and get great views....More

Thank William C
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Roadrunner0826
24 February 2017|
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Response from TreasureByTheSea | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel at Salt Pier when a ship is not in. You'll want to have dive boots and open heeled fins so you can walk over the coral rocks into the ocean since it's not a sandy entry. The pilings are loaded with... More
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