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Best Snorkeling Reefs in Cozumel

Jill & Butch Snorkeling at Chankanaab Park Cozumel

A Cozumel Shore Tour can not only save you money but also valuable vacation time by enabling you to plan and organize your holiday well in advance.  But you’d better listen up when they announce when and where you’re going, because this is one destination you don’t want to miss. Join your fellow shipmates for the best snorkeling tour in Cozumel. And there’s a great snorkeling trip in Cozumel that offers you two great snorkeling stops inside Cozumel’s Underwater Marine Park.

One of the best snorkeling outings we did was the float down, with the current, over the Palancar coral reef. It’s fun, but know that you’ll be getting into deep water off the back of a boat that is about a mile off shore. Yes, there are other shipmates that go along, but I didn’t think that the tour operator could have really “saved” someone if they were in deep trouble. So, know that you should be a fairly good swimmer. There is not much swimming, but you would have to swim back to the boat if you needed help.

Snorkeling in Cozumel at Chankanaab.

Chankanaab Reef

Here is a picture of how you’ll be getting into the water at Chankanaab Reef. It’s rocky and clear and anything.  The island is covered by lush vegetation and surrounded by a rocky coastline, interrupted only by ivory colored beaches, stunningly beautiful lagoons, and dense mangroves. The warm turquoise waters of Cozumel are incredibly clear and they shelter the second largest reef system in the world. The distances that are travelled are less than 10 minutes by boat from the beach of your hotel to best reefs of Cozumel Island.

From there just walk downhill to the beach, you will see the cove to the left. After snorkeling, passengers will enjoy all beach facilities, domestic drinks and a delicious buffet lunch at a private beach club. One hour before returning time, passengers will be taken into downtown for a great shopping. Departing from one of Cozumel’s most beautiful beaches this is the private charter excursion that really gives you everything, both above and below the water.

Snorkeling in Cozumel, Mexico

Once we arrive to the first shallow reef, you will jump into the water for snorkeling among the colorful fish and enjoy the beauty of the coral formations, always accompanied by our bilingual and experienced snorkel guide. If you decide to stay onboard and admire the fish and cozumel marine life from the comfort of the Glass Bottom Boat, you can enjoy a cold drink, while the rest of the group snorkel their way in cozumel reefs. The water was very shallow, and the fish were plentiful. We kept coming face to face with great barracuda in two feet of water, though. That wall is covered in sponges and corals just like the deep reefs and populated by a plethora of juvenile fish of the same varieties as found on deep dives, just smaller. This wall is especially beautiful in late afternoon when the sun angle lights up the reds and yellows which you seldom get to see at depth.

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