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Old November 18th, 2004, 03:22 PM
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Default Is it too cold to snorkel in Cabo in Feb.?

I have been reading about the water temp. in Cabo. Will it be too cold to snorkel in Feb.? Where is the best place to snorkel? Also how is the snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta?
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Old November 18th, 2004, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: Is it too cold to snorkel in Cabo in Feb.?

We've snorkled in Cabo many times, and Chileno Bay should be warm enough... Lover's Beach is a bit colder (Sea of Cortez meeting the Pacific ), but it's still not too bad.

Neither are as warm as the Caribbean, however.
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In PV I would recommend a place near the opening of Mismaloya Beach. I believe it is called El Morro or El Arco, not to be confused with Los Arcos in Cabo. It is a local landmark in which a rock formation juts out of the bay and has a tunnel through it. I have been told that the water stays around 80 degrees here year round. I have only snorkeled here once and it was in March and the water was nice. However, I live in Los Angeles and anytime the water temp is above 70 degrees I think it is great.
the run-off was nil and the water was clear. This will vary depending on rain and storms.

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Old November 29th, 2004, 03:57 AM
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We will be snorkeling in La Paz next week. Was told by our tour guide to bring wet suits, as the water temperature is expected to be in the mid 60's range. While I find that temperature to be acceptable, others who are not used to it might not. My favorite snorkeling sites in Cabo are Chileno Bay and Bahia Santa Maria. Both beaches are located along the "corridor", between Cabo and San Jose Del Cabo and have easy shore access. With reference to Puerto Vallarta, tried snorkeling once at Los Arcos and was very disappointed (poor water visibility and lots of jellyfish).

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Old December 23rd, 2004, 03:26 PM
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I don't know about Cabo, but I own a timeshare in Puerto Vallarta. I go in October each year, it is great. The water is a little murky in October, but huricane season is just getting over and the rivers that empty into the ocean are real muddy. It is still fun though. There is a rock formation in Puerto Vallarta that is popular for snorkeling. It is called Los Arcos. My husband and I went on a "booze cruise" on the Sarape boat. We had alot of fun. They took us to Los Arcos to snorkel, then to a couple of beaches that are only accessible by boat. Another adventure is to go on the Canopy Tour. It is a swingline through the jungle. You do alot of hiking, so be prepared if you go. Hope this helps.
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Old December 26th, 2004, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: Is it too cold to snorkel in Cabo in Feb.?

No to the first part of the post
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Old December 26th, 2004, 06:57 PM
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You did not say where you were from? If from Alaska the water is warm, if from Fiji the water is cold.
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Old December 27th, 2004, 07:02 PM
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I just went snorkeling two weeks ago in Cabo and it was marvelous. Lots of fish and clear as a bell. The water was fine. Have fun and enjoy. BTW we did the Pirate ship excursion and snorkel, I highly recommend it. We were on the 15 day Regal Princess Panama Canal trip in Dec.
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