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Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Nice Little Snorkeling Spot

Very interesting snorkel spot. Nice variety of fish and coral. Pretty strong current at times so not for the weak/novice swimmer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very interesting snorkel spot. Nice variety of fish and coral. Pretty strong current at times so not for the weak/novice swimmer.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was well-maintained but nothing stood out to me other than it was a nice scenic overlook for taking family photos.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We loved this part of our snorkel tour. The current is kind of strong so it felt like we were being pulled along. Below is we saw so many different fish. It looked like a fish super highway. It was cool to end near the light house and get pictures of that was well.

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Fort Worth, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were staying at Playa Mujeres and got the ferry to take us to Isla Mujeres. Once we got off the ferry you will see guys selling excursions. So we got on this one, we went snorkeling, then they take you to observe people swimming with dolphins, you get to go into a corral and touch a shark!! You will... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Saw a lot of fish and coral. Current very strong on Lighthouse turn.Only a 5 minute boat ride from beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lo que me gustó de esta experiencia es que el agua es poco profunda,lo cuál lo hace ideal para gente que no sabe nadar. What I likea lot from this experience was that the water is very shallow so for begginers it is a nice and easy experience to try.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It's hard to review this one because we happened to go on a day that the current was strong and since I'm not a great swimmer, I spent more time trying not to float away than snorkeling. From what I saw, this would be great snorkeling on a better day. I would try it again.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I booked a snorkel tour with Aqua Adventures. I had never been snorkeling before and was really looking forward to getting in the crystal clear water! With Aqua Adventures we had a private snorkel tour and it was awesome. I couldn't believe how clear the water was. As soon as we got into the water we started... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You can reach el farito only by boat but the reef is spectacular. A wide range of corals and different species of fish. You can even admire an underwater sculpture of the Virgin Maria. Take an underwater camera with you, the hugest barracudas ever!!!

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The tour is thru Adolfo Lopez Mateos Tours. Ask for Captain Pancho. It's to the left as you leave the ferry from Cancun. Very inexpensive. $26 each for three snorkel sites and lunch at Playa Tiburan. El Farito was our very favorite! Flying fish,several types of large parrot fish, angel fish and everything in between. A very weird and very... More 

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Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres

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