Snorkeling in gulf shores alabama

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  1. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    So im here in gulf shores alabama for spring break and i happen to have a snorkel kit with me:D is there anything to see right off the beach? Obviosly theres no coral reefs, but is there anything else to see?
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Kevin3884

    Kevin3884 Tassled File Fish

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    U might get to see some butterflies, starfish, urchins, maybe a puffer, seahorses, sharks...just depends if u find rockwork u could see much more nothing super colorful..but cool nonetheless
     
  4. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    Cool, thanks! Its not tropical water so there wont be as much. Theres a TON of moon jellyfish.
     
  5. fragginawsome

    fragginawsome Skunk Shrimp

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    you may find some sea fans or sponges
     
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    you'll find hypothermia..... brrrrrr!
     
  7. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    Haha ive already come across that one!:D
     
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  9. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    Im going in today, ill let you know what i see. Hopefully i dont cross paths with a portuguese man of war.:eek:
     
  10. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    And remember, cabbage heads don't sting humans. Port. MOW will, wqatch out for stray tentacles as well. Have fun. You might ask around the locals for any wrecks in 0-50 ft. of water for snorkeling.

    PS- Just noticed you are in TX. I lived most of my grade school days in NOrth Dallas and northern burbs- Richardson, etc. I even got my Scuba Cert., in a class while attending UT Austin, Hook em Horns!
     
  11. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    Thanks, will do! Theres a service here that will take you out to an artificial reef and ship wreck.

    Im actually in north fort worth. Weve got some nice lfs here.:D
     
  12. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Not much to see around gulf shores. There is a shipwreck near Pensacola. Plenty of fun tourist traps though. Is the water park open? I have a condo in orange beach near where you are now.