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Old March 7th, 2005, 08:16 PM
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Default Snorkeling in Cozumel

Will be in Cozumel in a few weeks with husband and 2 teenage boys. (13 years and 17 years) We want a nice snorkeling adventure. Any recommendations? i've heard about the park. It that snorkeling as good as on the reefs?

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Old March 7th, 2005, 09:18 PM
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No, it's not as good. Getting out from the beach is your best bet for the best snorkeling, however there are some pretty good spots from the shore as well, e.g. Chankanaab, Dzul Ha, etc. Chankanaab is a really nice park with OK snorkeling, but I would go there for it being a park more so than as a good snorkeling spot.
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For snorkeling off shore, what dive group do you recommend?

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Old March 8th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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Nina.......we had a great time snorkeling at Chankanaab; the water was very clear and we saw a lot of fish. This is a great destination; you could spend the whole day there.

If you only want to snorkel for a short time and then go somewhere else, people have enjoyed Dzul Ha. You don't need to book with a dive group/tour for shore snorkeling. It's easy to do on your own.

Snorkel equipment can be rented at both Chankanaab and Dzul Ha.
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Old March 8th, 2005, 01:18 PM
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Nina.......sorry, I misread your post. I do not have a recommendation for off-shore diving.
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for off-shore snorkeling book at tour out to the Palencaar Reef. Its beautiful
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Old March 9th, 2005, 11:21 PM
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We've snorkeled maybe 5 or 6 times on various reefs around Cozumel. Mostly from catamarans or small boats. The very best snorkeling we have done is by far Chankanaab Park. No contest. You can also do a "test dive" for less money than from your ship or in many places right from the beach in the park. They give you a short course and then take you out to maybe 30 ft. or so and you see arches and natural coral, many fish, etc. My husband did it and couldn't stop talking about it. He then got PADI certified in Cancun the following year. So if you are thinking of trying diving, it's also a VERY good spot and you can walk right in from shore.
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