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Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park
Type: Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Cozumel, a snorkel and dive mecca, is an island located approximately 11 miles off the coast of Playa del Carmen and is home to the second largest coral barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican... Read More
Cozumel, a snorkel and dive mecca, is an island located approximately 11 miles off the coast of Playa del Carmen and is home to the second largest coral barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. In 1956, Mexican film director Rene Cardona shot the movie A New World in the waters of Cozumel. It was Cardona's film that brought the coral reefs of Cozumel to the attention of American divers. There are both shallow reefs, great for snorkeling, and deep dives available. It is important to note that hitting or kicking the reef, even by accident, can damage years of coral growth, so it's very important to be careful and follow all instructions given by your guide.
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park boasts some of the best snorkeling and diving on Earth.
- Best for Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Because: The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest reef system in the world, is right off the shores of Cozumel.