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Old April 2nd, 2003, 10:44 AM
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Default Best snorkeling in Cozumel - Dzul Ha or Chankanaab?

I had planned on snorkeling at Chankanaab Park until I heard about Dzul Ha. I guess that Dzul Ha is a beach about a mile from Chankanaab Park and it has even better snorkeling than Chankanaab Park.

My wife and I have our own snorkel gear.

Which is the best option for us? I hear that Chankanaab Park costs $10 per person entrance and that Dzul Ha is free. Is that correct?

Any tips/advice will be appreciated.
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Default Re: Best snorkeling in Cozumel - Dzul Ha or Chankanaab?

how about another option?? imho the best snorkeling in Cozumel is at the Palencaar Reef.
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Default Re: Best snorkeling in Cozumel - Dzul Ha or Chankanaab?

Lisa,
Where is this reef from the pier, can you get a taxi there??

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Default Re: Re: Best snorkeling in Cozumel - Dzul Ha or Chankanaab?

I have a question about Palencaar - it was my understanding that you could not snorkel there without taking some type of excursion, either through the ship or booking on your own. I thought I read that to get out to the reef and good snorkeling, it was too far to swim from shore.

We had really wanted to go there but this time in Cozumel we didn't want to do any kind of "organized" tour. We plan on renting a jeep and touring around on our own, stopping where and when we want with our family.

But if you know that we can snorkel on our own at Palencaar, we will definitely stop there. Thanks for your help.

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Default Re: Best snorkeling in Cozumel - Dzul Ha or Chankanaab?

I forgot to mention to Snorkelman, if you haven't already, check out this site:

http://www.cozumelinsider.com/

and go to the beaches review. I thought it was a pretty good review of all the beaches & their amenities.
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HI gang, you can only get to Palencaar Reef by boat, you can either do a ships excursion or book onto a dive boat by yourself. Its a nice boat ride out the the reef.Our captain was very informative pointing out things along the way. We booked through the ship, it wasn't that expensive considering that we had a certified dive master with us at all times, who showed us lots of beautiful things, and who even dove down and retrevied a sea turtle, brought it to the surface for everyone to see. Its an effortless swim because the current gently carries you along. Refreshments on the return trip after the dive. Saw lots of beautiful fish, an eel, a barracuda, the turtle.
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