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Cozumel Snorkeling
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For those who have never visited the island of Cozumel for snorkeling, a spectacular underwater rainbow awaits as you snorkel along the miles of world famous reefs here.

Crystal clear water with visibility exceeding 150 feet! Since Cozumel enjoys an average of 350 days of sunshine, 150 - 250 feet of underwater visibility, a warm 80+ degree year-round average sea temperature it plays host to over 500 species of vibrantly colored tropical fish and corals. A big part of the ancient Mesoamerican barrier reef lies just off the Cozumel shore - about 200-500 yards. All of this adds up to incredible conditions for some awesome snorkeling!

Since tourism abounds in Cozumel and visitors are always diving or snorkeling the reefs of Cozumel, we enjoy some of the friendliest fish you can imagine. So hopefully you can snap a few good pictures this time instead of just fish butts! The miles and miles of incredibly clean, pristine reefs are simply mountains of living coral that provide a stunning view of the ocean and it all starts at just 20 feet deep!

The beauty of Cozumel snorkeling is that it plays host to all sorts of different coral formations like mounds and outcroppings in the shallow waters and then caverns and swim throughs along the coral walls that drop to over 500 feet deep. Snorkelers as well as divers enjoy this spectacular ocean view because of the crystal clear visibility and the drifting currents which provide a relaxing "free ride!"

Cozumel snorkeling is perfect for everyone- no matter the level of skill. Beginners as well as "Old Timers" feel right at home snorkeling amongst the colorful reefs teeming with sea life.

Since Cozumel consistently ranks among the top 3 - 5 dive destinations in the world among scuba divers, it goes without saying that the snorkeling must be incredible, too! Cozumel enjoys some of the clearest water found anywhere in the Caribbean and visibility can be 150 feet or more depending on the water currents.
Why is Cozumel snorkeling better than other places?

Looking at an arial map, take note of the fact that Cozumel sits well away from mainland Mexico (about 7 miles) and also that the island is long going north to south. This happens to be the general flow of the ocean currents around the island as well. This constant flow of currents keeps the waters around the island clean and filled with fresh nutrients that corals feed on. If water is stagnate and not moving, some corals will grow but the majority of them depend on nutrients and sunlight to develop and thrive.

Since clean water is crystal clear, more sunlight can penetrate deeper and this allows corals to grow at deeper depths. A deeper depth coral colony will surive more natural events such as storm surges as well as be protected from human destruction (walking, crushing, harvesting for souvineirs, etc.)

While there are coral reefs and corals growing all around the island, Cozumel's most beautiful corals are formed and located on the west side of the island where there is more natural protection from the open Caribean sea and it's storm surge. This more protected west side of the island has, over millions of years, produced coral formations growing upward from the bottom of the sea some 400 feet and more! No wonder divers get excited coming here and seeing these beautiful underwater formations!

Snorkelers will not necessarily see all of these biggest most beautiful coral formations since their beauty is hidden well beneath the sea and diving equipment is necessary. However, snorkelers CAN see the TOPS of these coral formations as well as enjoy other coral reefs that exist in the islands shallower waters. And of course, where there is coral and protection from the elements and predators, there will be fish, lobsters, crabs, eels, stingrays and a multitude of other sea critters for snorkers to enjoy!

So take the plunge! Get your face wet and enjoy the "down under" beauty Cozumel has to offer snorkelers!
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Some Snorkeling and Related Activities
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 Cozumel Albatros El Cielo Reef Snorkel Trip Charters
Snorkeling from the shore is great but for something different, take a relaxing cruise aboard Albatros Charters across the crystal clear waters of Cozumel to beautiful snorkel areas and the shallow beach area called El Cielo.
US$ 55 Per Person
 Cozumel ATV Jungle Adventure Tour
Cozumel Jungle ATV Adventure will take you through specially carved out trails through Cozumel's Mayan jungles is just for you, your ATV and nobody else. Let us take you on an adrenaline pumping ATV tour to explore the exotic Mayan jungles of Cozumel Island accompanied by a fully trained and experienced guide.
The BEST Extreme ATV Jungle Adventure in Cozumel!
 Cozumel ATV Snorkel by Boat Adventure Tour
Cozumel ATV Snorkel by Boat Adventure combines two (2) of the most popular activities here in Cozumel! You will experience first the off-roading ATV fun on the specially carved out trails through Cozumel's Mayan jungle and then will leave for a breathtaking snorkel adventure in our world-renowned coral reefs
Jungle Adventure Cozumel's Version of Surf & Turf!
 Cozumel Beach Bum Bikes - East Coast Bike ONLY Road Tour
Come join us for a unique bike tour experience in Cozumel. Our Beach Bum Bikes' tours will take you from the hustle and bustle of downtown to beaches and places of beauty on the island. On these Cozumel bike tours, you can ride a Pedego electric bicycle along a designated tour route that will showcase the best sights along the coast Cozumel has to offer!
US $59 - Spend your BEST vacation day with us!
 Cozumel Beach Bum Bikes - Punta Sur Eco Beach Park Tour
Come join us for a unique bike tour experience in Cozumel. Our Beach Bum Bikes' tours will take you from the hustle and bustle of downtown to beaches and places of beauty on the island. On these Cozumel bike tours, you can ride a Pedego electric bicycle along a designated tour route that will showcase the best sights along the coast Cozumel has to offer!
US $89 - Spend your BEST vacation day with us!
 Cozumel Beach Bum Bikes - West Coast Bike AND Snorkel Tour
Come join us for a unique bike tour experience in Cozumel. Our Beach Bum Bikes' tours will take you from the hustle and bustle of downtown to beaches and places of beauty on the island. On these Cozumel bike tours, you can ride a Pedego electric bicycle along a designated tour route that will showcase the best sights along the coast Cozumel has to offer!
US $39 - Spend your BEST vacation day with us!
 Cozumel Deep Sea Fishing Adventure Tour
Cozumel Deep Sea Fishing Adventure provides 1/2 day and Full day fishing excursions for the sport fishing enthusiast! Your captain and first mate will take you to the best fishing spots surrounding the island and with five (5) rods and reels going at the same time, you will be sure to catch "THE BIG ONE"!
Deep Sea Fishing - The BEST Kind of Therapy!
 Cozumel Dolphin Swim Adventure
A unique opportunity to swim with dolphins and get to know them better! Experience the joy of a dolphin kiss, hugs and handshake and then marvel at the dolphin’s strength as you are towed through the water with a "belly ride." You will fall in love with their gentleness during this activity created especially for you to bond with dolphins!
US$ 119/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Cozumel Glass Bottom Boat Snorkel Adventure Tour
Cozumel Glass Bottom Boat Snorkel Adventure provides participants a visually stunning view of the world famous Cozumel coral reefs as you are boated to two (2) popular reefs, El Pariaso Reef and Chankanaab Reef. Experience the vibrant colors of our pristine Caribbean waters, the coral and the wide variety of marine life!
Jungle Adventure Cozumel's INCREDIBLE Snorkeling!
 Cozumel Manatee Encounter
The Manatee Encounter in Cozumel is a one of a kind adventure, the only swim with manatees program in the Caribbean. Manatees are beautiful and enormous, once thought by sailors to be mermaids, these gentle giants can grow as long as 13ft/4m and weigh up to 1300 lbs/600 kgs! Bring the family to live the experience !!
US$ 59/Adult & US$ 59/Child
 Cozumel's Most Complete Island Jeep & Snorkel Tour
You'll see more in one day than others see in a lifetime!
US$ 85/Adult & US$ 50/Child
 Cozumel Island Map & Reef Creatures Cards
Beautifully drawn and virtually indestructible Franko Cozumel Map and Franko Fish Identification Cards showing lots of detail including beaches, reefs, streets and landmarks!
Maps & Fishcards From US$ 4.95
 PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club
Bring your group and spend the day at our PalMar small, private beach facility and enjoy a day of snorkeling at Cozumel's premier beach entry snorkel spot! No crowd here and gates close daily with a maximum of 50 people on site!
US $13 Adults /US$8 Kids Includes FREE Beverages!
 Cozumel Marine Turtle Observation & Baby Liberation Events with FP&M
Sign up for an observation and education session about Cozumel's nesting sea turtles and the volunteer brigades that help in their conservation. Learn about these amazing creatures in the Fundacion de Paques & Museos program and help release hatching baby turtles as they make their way to the sea.
From $ 40 - 70 / person donation
 Cozumel to Cancun Whale Shark Snorkel Day Trip
This is a shorter day trip whale shark snorkel experience with boat departing from Cancun! Personal service from a professional guide who escorts guests the entire way from Isla Cozumel to Cancun!
US$ 179 per person
 Cozumel to Holbox Whale Shark Snorkel Day Trip
Spectacular day trip whale shark snorkel experience with boat departing from Isla Holbox! Personal service from a professional guide who escorts guests the entire way from Isla Cozumel to Isla Holbox!
US$ 210 per person
Our Gorgeous Coral Reefs of Cozumel!
Cozumel ATV Snorkel by Boat Adventure Tour
Dolphin Discovery Manatees!
Cozumel Manatee Encounter
All Aboard for Some AWESOME Snorkeling!
Cozumel ATV Snorkel by Boat Adventure Tour
Learn About Manatees!!
Cozumel Manatee Encounter
Quick Photo Op - SAY CHEESE!
Cozumel ATV Snorkel by Boat Adventure Tour
Personal Experiences
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Two friends and I booked the dolphin swim AND got the manatee encounter for 15 minutes for thru Cozumel Insider. The manatee was FREE. The price, including the park, was only $88 when booked in advance. The park fee alone is $21...that's $77 PP for both a dolphin swim with about 11 others, incl. 4 children, AND the manatee. Our party of 3 were the only ones to get the manatee and she was a highlight of our trip. We got to feed her lettuce for almost 15 minutes as the guide explained her life to us. We are grateful for both experiences at such a great price. Thanks, Sherri. I can see where it's harder to find your story on your site. Can you repost it? It's very unusual and inspirational to others. Cheryl & Michael, MA C. Pimental ~ Hingham, MA

Hey ~ I just wanted to follow up and say what a great time we had swimming with the whale sharks. I also wanted to commend our tour guide Cesar. He was very knowledgeable of the people, the land, the culture, and the history. I would highly recommend him to anybody wanting to tour Mexico.
Thanks again for all of your help, Matt Brosh ~ Austin, Texas

Sherri, my boss wants you to take down your webcam! It seems it is preventing me from getting any work done! I just stare at it all day. haha I will be there in two weeks. It's been since March since we spent a week there and I'm going through withdrawals. I hope Mezcalitos has the 'ritas ready for me. Jennifer ~ Louisiana

We will be leaving tommorrow for 2 week stay at Islamar villas and diving with Dive Paradise. All of this along with a car rental was booked through you guys. Not only did you have a professional attitude through all the e-mails in booking the original dates but at the last minute I extended my stay. You and your staff were especially kind through all of this. You got the car extended and went way out of your way to make sure everything was taken care of, not to mention letting me borrow your personal roller bag to go to the market. You extended everything with ease and you are a great asset to Cozumel and Mexico. This will be my 12 th trip and I will never work with anyone else from now on. Thank you Sherri. Jack J. Marshall ~ Enid Oklahoma, USA

We chose PalMar to spend our day in Cozumel. It was fantastic because there were no crowds at all! We rented some snorkeling gear and had a great time. We're going on another cruise next March and have already decided to come back to PalMar. Your staff was terrific and they DID make the best guacamole we've ever had!! Thank you again for opening up your place. The Bailey's ~ Melbourne FL USA


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