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The Mystic Snorkeling Tour

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Experience some of the most serenely beautiful snorkeling in the world in the turquoise waters off Cozumel island.

Let PADI Dive Instructor and 27 year island veteran Rosi Flury guide you to the very best reefs--all only reachable by boat. Each reef is memorable in its own special way with unique formations and bottom composition. If you take your snorkeling seriously -- or if you want your first try at it to turn out as good as you'd hoped, -- this is the trip for you.

Unlike the majority of snorkeling trips offered for Cozumel, the Mystic Snorkeling Tour specializes in visiting the shallower sites (10-25 ft) so that you see the coral formations and sea life clearly and from close up.
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Weather permitting, of course, the first site visited will typically be one with a depth of only 10 feet. ere is the easiest snorkeling which gives you the chance to get familiar with the use of the equipment and salt water. You'll see here some small coral heads, baby fish and often starfish.(Left, a sandy, starfish studded sky beneath the sea at 'Cielo'.) Below, let's swim down for a closer look!
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cozumel snorkeling starfish
Next stop is usually further out in Columbia Shallows to a depth of around 25 feet where you'll find bigger coral heads and fish.
Final stop is Palancar Reef where you will start at 30 feet with views of mountains of coral, a dramatic drop off and even larger fish, before heading in to 25 feet for more beautiful underwater scenery.
snorkle cozumel blue fish

You'll stay at each site for at least 35-40 minutes. But, of course, if you are particularly enjoying one spot, flexibility is built in to this carefully planned out trip. ("No 'chop chop, back in the boat'!" says Rosi.)

Yes, there are less expensive tours out there. But you really get what you pay for. The bargain trips you'll see on the internet are cheaper for several reasons.First of all, the half-price tours do not go to the most prime snorkeling reefs because these are far south and gas prices are expensive.

The second reason Rosi charges more than the cheap ops -- her trip goes to boat-access only reefs.

For small groups, one boat with sunshade will probably do. For larger groups, she would either find a larger boat just the right size or, if necessary charter two. The cheap ops pack them in. If you like snorkeling in pack of 100 other people who are being told to 'stay with the group', then that's one way to save money. But we don't recommend it.
In addition, the Dive Masters are specially trained in rescue skills. And there are two rescue floats available if anyone gets tired and needs to rest and take a break. If you are experienced snorkelers, you can just do your thing and everyone will stay out of your way. But if anyone needs a little extra assistance, this trip is set up to handle anything!

Want a special keep sake memory of the trip? Rosi and her crew take photos throughout all their trips. (In fact, all the photos on this page are from past trips!) If you wish, she can send you a CD with 50-70 photos of your trip for $40 US.

That's another reason not to take a 'booze cruise' snorkel with 100 of your closest friends. You won't get photos like these on that type of trip!

Logistics

Trips can be scheduled for morning or afternoon -- the light is equally good both times.

Morning trips leave the harbor at 8:30 AM and return at 12:30 PM

Afternoon trips leave the harbor at 1:00 PM and return at 4:30 PM.

The meet-up is at the marina, a 5-15 minute taxi ride away. Taxis are everywhere on Cozumel and fares to 'La Caleta' are clearly posted inside the cab. Very easy trip.

Rosi has taken out countless cruiseship passengers and is very good at being sure you get back to your ship with plenty of time to spare.

Please try to schedule a trip as early as possible. Even 5 years later, there are many fewers boats thanks to Hurricane Wilma

Prices

Public Tours --Minimum of 4 people for a trip. If there are less than this in your party, Rosi will waitlist you and try to coordinate your date with other people that come along. But don't worry about going on a crowded boat. If more people show up than she feels a boat can comfortably handle, she'll simply charter a larger craft that will hold up to 12 snorkelers. Of course, with larger groups, more dive masters will be on hand and at your service.

$67/person, minimum 4 people.

Private trips for just your group are also available. Email for pricing information.

Photo services -- Photos are always taken of the trips so you don't have to worry about doing that yourself. CDs with 50-70 photos can be sent to you for $40 US

For more information or to book a trip Email Rosi Flury Now!

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jellyfish seen snorkeling Cozumel
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