Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
** Please post your recommendations ONLY in response to request...do not start a new thread. Thanks!
He would like to know if you can rent snorkeling equipment in Progresso? If so how is the snorkeling? About how much does it cost to rent the equipment? If you had the choice would you snorkel in Progresso or Cozumel?
RCCL Voyager of the Seas, April 2008, Western Caribbean
Celebrity Mercury, June 2010, Alaska
RCCL Mariner of the Seas, March 2012, Western Caribbean
RCCL Explorer of the Seas, Aug/Sept 2013, New England & Canada
RCCL Navigator of the Sea, Feb 2014, Western Caribean
Can only answer the last question.
Between Progresso and Cozumel- snorkel in Cozumel!
Progresso is on the Gulf of Mexico, and the water is somewhat muddy. The snorkeling is not nearly as good as Cozumel, which is on the Caribbean sea, and the clearest water I've ever seen (I've previously snorkeled in St. Thomas and Antigua, and both were also beautiful).
Snorkel in Cozumel!
You can have a fun beach day in Progresso, and swim and such- but the snorkel outing should be Cozumel for sure. (We went to Mayan Ruins in Progresso- pretty amazing.)
Yes I agree that the water clarity isn't as good as it needs to be for snorkeling in Progreso.
Carnival Fantasy April 2009
Carnival Fantasy July 2009
Carnival Elation May 2010
Carnival Triumph April 2011
Carnival Elation May 2011
Carnival Elation May 2012
Carnival Elation June 2013
Carnival Elation June 2014