Few experiences compare to snorkeling through tranquil turquoise waters, gliding effortlessly among colorful fish, sea turtles and spectacular coral formations, or walking along a warm white sand beach at sunset with swaying palms whispering in the evening breeze. This monument protects more than 12,000 underwater acres where spectacular coral reefs and unique tropical ecosystems are submerged off the shore of the Caribbean island of St. John.
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