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Best place to snorkel in Cozumel?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by ducatiwv, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. ducatiwv

    ducatiwv Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Gilbert, WV
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    Won’t have time to dive , leaving on Tuesday but any recommendations for a good place to snorkel in Cozumel? Also after 11 times here got my badge of honor the last few days 2 tickets for $140 and still don’t know what I did wrong lol . Also pay the cop on the spot lol , that’s all the want anyway lol
     
  2. Andrew Dawson

    Andrew Dawson Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kenmore, WA
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    225
    Tickets for....speeding? Or snorkeling in the wrong spot or?
     
  3. ducatiwv

    ducatiwv Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Gilbert, WV
    33
    9
    Not speeding but was in car , said I didn’t stop but there was no stop sign , just wanted money because I went back and looked it was near mezacalitos, my friend owns that place
     
  4. horn34

    horn34 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Austin, TX
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    427
    Yeah, stop doing that.
     
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  5. ReefHound

    ReefHound Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
    6,198
    2,249
    I'd agree to not give in to la Mordita in most cases but if you've been drinking a little they have got you by the juevos and you'd better settle up then if you can.
     
  6. cozcharlie

    cozcharlie Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Cozumel, MX and Houston TX area
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    I think there used to be a stop sign where bike lane crosses the road by mescalitos, not that I have seen anyone stop there.

    I just wouldn’t get too creative with snorkeling Want to be inside swim buoys or right at shoreline. Too many accidents without surface markers swimming far from shore.

    Money bar has snorkeling area but I think it was just OK as I recall. Think I might have heard better things about Playa Corona. Sunset (closer to town ) also has a decent snorkeling area but still nothing special.

    I snorkel all the time on shore wall (12 foot deep ) in northern hotel zone in Coral Princess/Hotel B area, but access not that easy unless you are at hotel or condo. Might google playa Azul or Buccanos snorkeling , but think there is a little less to see that far north. There is less to see in the Las Brisas area of that shoreline.
     
  7. ducatiwv

    ducatiwv Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Gilbert, WV
    33
    9
    Not drinking but was a few miles from Mezacalitos headed back , it was 7pm no one else around , and he was saying he was going to arrest us, I love Cozumel but in the 11 times I’ve been here I’ve never had this type of problems , twice in 3 days , I honestly doubt I come back for awhile. It seems like they are targeting tourists for money . As I said I really love the island and the people , but it’s really not worth it if this continues, just my 2 cents
     
  8. ducatiwv

    ducatiwv Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Gilbert, WV
    33
    9
    Thank you so much
     
  9. cozcharlie

    cozcharlie Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Cozumel, MX and Houston TX area
    393
    618
    Thanks for the further information. That is ridiculous. Sorry it happened to you.
     
  10. jonhall

    jonhall Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    1,188
    635
    El Cid la Ceiba has a dedicated snorkel/swim area - I thought it was pretty good. Saw the largest, most colorful snail I've ever seen - the shell alone was at least 2 fist sizes - figures I didn't have my camera with me that time. They used to offer a day pass so not sure if you can sneak in or not. I'd probably head towards the onsite dive op and then walk over to the snorkeling area.
     

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