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Old April 30th, 2012, 12:47 AM
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Default Snorkeling

My son asked me to post a question on here.

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?


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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:37 AM
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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.)
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Snorkling is not good in Progreso because the Yucatan state sits on a limestone shelf and the movement of the water creats a murkeyness. Save the snorkling for Cozumel.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Yes I agree that the water clarity isn't as good as it needs to be for snorkeling in Progreso.

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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:26 AM
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How about a trip to the cenotes and snorkeling there?

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Old June 9th, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Cozumel is a better place to snorkel. There are many places for you to rent snorkeling gear though many people (including myself) prefer to carry their own.

Progresso is the port to visit very famous Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza or Uxmal.
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Question Snorkel in the cenote?

I didn't think cenotes were good for snorkeling. I thought they were just deep holes w/o features other than maybe rocks below their surfaces. Is the snorkeling good?

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