Where Are the Best Places to Snorkel in Mexico?
4. Cozumel, One Of the Best Places In The World To Snorkel
If Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS), is the second one in the ranking. It extends over more than 1,000 km/ 621 mi. of coastline. Its crystal-clear water makes Cozumel one of the best places to snorkel in the world. In Cozumel, visibility is generally over 30 m/100 ft, and on some sites, reaches 60 m /200 ft.
Did you know Cozumel is home to over 500 species of fish? Therefore, snorkelers will enjoy watching a great variety of marine animals during their snorkeling activities.
We recommend booking an organized tour in order to find the best places to snorkel in Cozumel. The large and comfortable boats of Dressel Divers leave from the pier of the Iberostar hotel, located in the Marine Park. After a short 15 minutes trip, our clients arrive at fantastic reefs full of life and the most famous in the area. There, they always go with our expert guides who show them the local marine life.
It is always a good time to visit Cozumel as the water temperature remains fairly constant between 26º and 30º Celsius.
5. Cenotes, Among the Best Places to Snorkel in The Caribbean
Have you ever snorkeled in the fresh waters of a cenote? It is an experience you cannot miss. There are a lot of these caverns with amazing ponds suitable for snorkeling in the Rivera Maya. Cenotes are underground rivers that have formed impressive flooded caves over time. Cenotes visitors loves the possibility of seeing these cathedrals of the bowels of the earth from a unique perspective, the one offered by their transparent waters. You can learn more about the cenotes by reading the article: The 7 Best Cenotes in Mexico for Diving and Snorkeling
Any month of the year is perfect to visit one of these cenotes and enjoy one of the best places to snorkel in the world. Get to know the best Riviera Maya snorkeling sites in one single half day excursion with Dressel Divers.
6. Include Holbox, Mexico in your snorkeling vacation
Snorkeling with the biggest fish on the planet is perhaps, one of the most incredible experiences a snorkeling lover can enjoy. Holbox, in the Yucatan Peninsula, is one of the best places to snorkel with whale sharks in the world.
These animals, which can reach up to 18 m/59 ft long, are as beautiful and impressive as harmless. Although, they belong to the shark family, their diet is mainly based on plankton. In fact, it is the reason that brings them year after year to visit the Mexican coast in the summer months.
Dressel Divers submit to Holbox’s eco-friendly practices, so the animals are treated with total respect and consideration during our excursions.
You can snorkel with whale sharks with Dressel Divers from mid-May to mid-September