Honestly, we've heard excellent reviews from travelers who've snorkeled with all of the tour operators on Caye Caulker. But my husband and son had snorkeled with Carlos a number of years ago and had a wonderful experience, so we decided to snorkel with him again. I'm a bit claustrophobic, not a strong swimmer, and had not snorkeled before. My hubby took me out at the end of the dock with snorkel gear the night before, and it was a totally panicky experience for me. So I am not exaggerating when I say that Carlos is incredible- he had me get in the water last, and pretty much talked me right out of my panic. He had me snorkeling in less than 5 minutes. My husband told me later that Carlos told him warned him to take it easy with me too:-) Our group was larger than I'd hoped (11 people), but Carlos's helper Romeo made sure that we all had a good experience. We made 4 stops, including Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley, & the coral "gardens". We saw many varieties of fish and other ocean life, had a chance to "pet" a nurse shark, and the views were just incredible (I'm hooked on snorkeling, thank you Carlos!). The trip is longer than most (10:30-4:30) and includes a stop in San Pedro for lunch (your own cost). Carlos is an accomplished underwater photographer and offers a CD of your group's photos for $30 BZ ($15 US) at the end of the tour. Such great memories...we will be back.
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