Have you been snorkeling in Cozumel yet?
There are so many reasons why snorkeling is the ideal adventure sport, and there is nothing like snorkeling in Cozumel, Mexico’s third largest island and largest Caribbean island. Located off the shores of Playa del Carmen in the state of Quintana Roo, which is also home to Cancún, the Riviera Maya and Tulum, Cozumel offers ideal snorkeling sites with pristine coral reefs teeming with abundant marine life.
Here are just a few of the reasons why you should try snorkeling in Cozumel:
1. Little equipment is needed
All you need is mask, a snorkel and fins! A life jacket or a wetsuit is recommended as well. Plus, there are now full face masks that make snorkeling even easier and more comfortable.
2. It’s easy to learn
Anyone can learn how to snorkel, even children as young as 5 or 6 years old. A short demonstration and a few minutes of practice is usually all it takes. You really don’t even have to know how to swim if you wear a life vest.
3. Cozumel is a front row seat to the second largest barrier reef system on Earth
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest barrier reef system in the world, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere, is located right off the shores of Cozumel.
4.You can do it during a day trip
You don’t have to stay in Cozumel to go snorkeling there. Those staying in Cancún, the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen or Tulum can visit the island for the day to go snorkeling. You can even take a snorkeling tour when visiting on a cruise ship.
5. It’s a healthy pastime
Snorkeling is good for you. It improves breathing, cardiovascular health, joint mobility and overall fitness, yet isn’t tough on your body. Connecting with nature and exercising can also improve your mood.
6. It’s a sustainable activity
As long as you wear a rash guard or use biodegradable sunblock, don’t touch or damage coral or feed marine life, snorkeling is a sustainable way to explore the ocean and enjoy nature.
7. It’s safe
If you follow the basic snorkeling instructions and rules, it’s a very safe activity. It’s important to stay hydrated, protect your skin, and never venture out on your own. It’s also a great introduction to those who are considering learning how to scuba dive.
8. Your whole family or group can do it together
Snorkeling is the perfect activity for families or groups, since pretty much anyone over the age of 5 can participate. It’s a shared experience that creates memories that will last a lifetime.
9. There’s nothing better than underwater pictures
What’s better than vacation photos? Underwater vacation photos! Use your disposable camera, cell phone with a waterproof case, GoPro, or even a professional photographer to capture your adventure.
Seeing what’s under the sea is an experience that you will never forget.
Snorkel in Cozumel with Aquaworld
Aquaworld’s Snorkel in Cozumel tour is an all-inclusive day trip that will transport you from Cancun to Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. The tour includes three breathtaking reefs, Palancar, Columbia and El Cielo, plus snacks and lunch.
Reserve what is sure to be the best day of your vacation now!