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    National Park Virgin Islands

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Online Snorkel Trip: Fish & Turtles

view across the surface of turquoise-colored, tropical marine water
Welcome to Virgin Islands National Park!  This is one of our two Online Snorkel Trips.  This Trip offers views of some of the Park's common marine fish and sea turtles, animals with backbones.  We also offer OST: Corals, Sponges and Creepy Crawlies; see link below.  Try one Trip first; if you still feel like swimming, go on the second one.  When you've completed either or both, you can award yourself the Virgin Islands National Park SOS Snorkeler Certificate!  If you come to the Park, bring your Certificate; we'll be proud to see it! 
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Let's get started! You might want to begin with OST: Corals, Sponges & Creepy Crawlies. Otherwise, with your mask, snorkel and fins on, "swim" into this beautiful ocean water at the Park. As you look through your mask, you can see sooooo clearly. Look at the school of fish at station #1.

 

Did You Know?

Spiny Sea Urchin in clear waters on a shallow reef.

The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.