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Snorkel on my own in Costa Maya or Cozumel or St Thomas?

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My Husband isn't thrilled about snorkeling, but I'd like for him to give it a try on our next cruise.   Just in case he doesn't like it very much, I hate to invest in a paid excursion.  So, are there any free places to snorkel in Costa Maya or Cozumel or St. Thomas?  We have our own equipment.  Something close to the port would be my first choice.  Thanks for your help.

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    In Cozumel, we take a cab to The Money Bar.  12.00 plus tip each way for up to 4 people.  It is free for chairs here, but they want you to order food and drinks.  This is from Puerta Maya.  Not sure where your ship docs.

   In St. Thomas we like either Secret Harbor or Sapphire beach for a DIY snorkel trip.  Cab to Sapphire is 10/pp each way.  It's been a while since we've been to Secret Harbor, so I'm not sure of the price of the cab.  This is from Havensight 

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I'll second and add to topspot's recommendations.  In St. Thomas, we went to Coki Beach, about 2 miles from Sapphire Beach, and had a wonderful time.  Sapphire Beach was equally highly recommended.  I don't recall what made me choose one over the other, but it might have been beach lockers.  Coki Beach has them.  I'm not sure whether Sapphire Beach does (or did).  Both beaches are about a 20-25 minute cab/shuttle ride from the port.

 

I've been looking at the Money Bar Beach Club (or the PalMar Beach Club next door) for our upcoming Cozumel port of call.  The snorkeling is supposed to be excellent at both.  It's even closer to the cruise terminal.  5 minutes or so by cab.

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