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NS
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water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

Hi

Do I need water shoes at the Grand Occidental?

Also, how is the snorkeling from the beach at the resort?

Thanks in advance.

Vancouver, B.C.
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1. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

No to water shoes, and no to snorkling - it is very wavy, shallow for a long way out, and the water is the Pacific - not a 'blue and clear' water.

Calgary, Canada
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2. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

Don't need watershoes but it's spotty with the snorkelling.

We just got back from 2 weeks there and we saw some rays, the barracuda and a huge school of fish just inside the roped off area.

But - if you take your gear to the left of the pier - on the way to Alberto's - the snorkelling is much better - I took a picture of a ray in ankle deep water on the shore and we saw a couple of pretty big fish there too.

I think it's hit and miss on what you see depending on the current. Enjoy !

Oh and it's not the Pacific - you're in the Caribbean Ocean - the Pacific is on the other side (Puerto Vallarta, etc.)

NS
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3. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

Thanks for the info

ohio
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4. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

" No to water shoes, and no to snorkling - it is very wavy, shallow for a long way out, and the water is the Pacific - not a 'blue and clear' water"

I am not sure where Snorkeler was. The Cozumel Occidental Grand I went to 6 times is located in the Carribean, NOT the Pacific ocean. The water is clear with beautiful shades of blue.

Littleton, Colorado
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5. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

I was going to say the same thing. Definitely not the Pacific Ocean. Also, the water is beautiful. It is not shallow and wavy either.

cozumel
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6. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

""Oh and it's not the Pacific - you're in the Caribbean Ocean ""

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Ummm....that would be SEA not ocean.........sorry--couldn't resist.

NS
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7. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

Thanks

Enjoying the chatter!

phoenix
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reviews: 3
8. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

Here are links to a couple pictures of the roped off snorkeling area and the beautiful beach at the OCG.

rhodesaz.com/cozumel%20Sep%202012/…202.JPG

http://www.rhodesaz.com/cozumel%20Sep%202012/wednesday%20beach%20(5).JPG

no shoes need or required. Not to wavy

Vancouver, B.C.
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9. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

Yes, I had the wrong ocean..the wrong Occidental - for some reason I thought this was about the PV Occidental..oooppps!

10. Re: water shoes at Grand Occidental and snorkrling...

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