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To the North, Jorge and Natan spent some quality time
To the South, a victory for a famous symbol
To the West, you can check out one of Baird's
To the East is a presidential coastal town

A Nereid carried a man to me long ago to explore the depths of my mind

Where and what am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ I realized the East clue needed a slight adjustment - apologies $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Apr 8 at 23:38
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You are

the Great Blue Hole in Belize.

To the North, Jorge and Natan spent some quality time

Banco Chinchorro (from Tahel)

To the South, a victory for a famous symbol

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To the West, you can check out one of Baird's

Reserva de Biosfera Maya, a Guatemalan natural reserve where you can spot a Baird's tapir.

To the East is a presidential coastal town

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A Nereid carried a man to me long ago to explore the depths of my mind

Calypso was a Nereid in Greek mythology, and RV Calypso was the ship of Jacques Cousteau who explored the Great Blue Hole in 1971.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is correct! For West, I was looking at rot13(oryvmr mbb), for East, rot13(n fznyy gbja ba gur jrfg pbnfg bs Wnznvpn) and for south, rot13(n fznyy gbja "bs gur pebff"). $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Apr 10 at 16:14
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line 1:

To the North, Jorge and Natan spent some quality time

means:

Jorge and Natan-These are father and son from the film "Alamar"-(To the Sea),And they spent on Banco Chinchorro.

line 2:

To the South, a victory for a famous symbol

means:

There are two countries-El Salvador & Honduras where in 1969 there was a soccer game (which is a famous symbol) and because of the victory of one of the countries-El Salvador war broke out between them for 100 hours

line 3:

To the West, you can check out one of Baird's

means:

Baird's-Baird's tapir is a species of tapir native to Mexico.

line 4:

To the East is a presidential beach

means:

To the east are the Cayman Islands, where the "presidential beach"-The Seven mile beach,this beach recently receiving the honor of "The Caribbean's Best Beach" from Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine.

line 5:

A Nereid carried a man to me long ago to explore the depths of my mind

means:

A Nereid-are sea nymphs (female spirits of sea waters)-a hint to the sea ."the depths of my mind"-This place is close to a city called "Tela", "Tela" is Latin for woven and is used to describe a web-like membrane or layer,This word is mainly known from "The tela choroidea"- is a region of meningeal pia mater and underlying ependyma that gives rise to the choroid plexus in each of the brain’s four ventricles. For more information, please see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tela_choroidea

the answer is:

Where am I:in the Caribbean Sea, and what am I:Lighthouse Reef

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  • $\begingroup$ You are definitely in the correct region. North is correct. South and East are more direct plays on words. West is a more specific place. The last clue may need a bit more research, unless the other four reveal the answer first. Definitely on the right track! $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Apr 8 at 20:13

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