Snorkeling Cozumel or Playa del Carmen

Aug 5th, 2003, 08:24 AM
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Snorkeling Cozumel or Playa del Carmen

Where would you say has the best snorkeling out of the 2?
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Aug 5th, 2003, 08:51 AM
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Cozumel. Hands down.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 08:56 AM
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From all the research I've done through this website and others, definitely Cozumel. Akumal, further south of PDC is supposed to have some good snorkeling, but responders to my messages say it doesn't compare with Cozumel. Go to and they tell you lots of places along the west coast of the island where there's great snorkeling off shore---have to swim out 50-150 yards. Many of the places are the same a dive boat would take you to. Some reefs like Columbia, etc., are only accessible by dive boat they say. We're going to Cozumel in Sept. and looking forward to mostly snorkeling. We were pondering your same question months ago---PDC or Cozumel. They say if it's an "iron" shore,then it's good snorkeling; if it's a nice sandy beach, then not good snorkeling. The research and message boards helped me come to the conclusion that Coz. is the place to be if snorkeling is at the top of your list. We'll take a ferry to the mainland a couple of days to tour and explore the coastline. Good luck and have fun!
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Aug 5th, 2003, 05:33 PM
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My experience says that is better to stay at an all inclusvie in PDC Try the Bahia Principe that has the reef just in front of the hotel ans you do not have to take a tour or get out of the all inclusive propertie. Do not forget to visit some ruins. Check
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Aug 8th, 2003, 06:11 AM
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Cozumel is the best for snorkeling!
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Aug 8th, 2003, 06:26 AM
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There is no comparison - Cozumel has the best!
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Aug 21st, 2003, 11:49 AM
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The snorkelling we did at Cozumel was my vote goes to Cozumel. I have posted a trip report with pictures from our trip to Mexico on my homepage by the way. Maybe you can find some useful information there

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Aug 21st, 2003, 02:36 PM
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I have snorkled both in Cozumel and Akumal. Cozumel has the better snorkeling.
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