Coco Bay Reef Snorkel
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Standup Paddleboarding On The Caribbean Sea And Snorkeling On A Nearby Reef
THE SECOND LARGEST REEF IN THE WORLD LIES IN FRONT OF MEXICO
The reef in front of Playa del Carmen is part of the Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest reef in the world. The reef is spread over a length of almost 1,000 kilometers, having its starting point in Contoy Island near Cancun and ending in the islands of the Bay, in the country from Honduras.
It has an extensive biodiversity, thus forming a large habitat for an innumerable number of marine species. In total, this reef inhabits more than 500 different species of fish and more than 60 wonderful species of stony corals.
THE REEF IN FRONT OF PLAYA DEL CARMEN
All things fair, the reef in front of Playa del Carmen can not compare to the reef for instance in Cozumel, or further south in Belize. It has suffered dearly from various threats, like warming of the sea water and human activity. Still, the reef is a very popular destination for divers from all over the world. Right in front of Playa del Carmen you can find Jardines reef 10 – 12 meters under water (30 – 40 feet). The reef that we are going to in front of Coco Bay is much more shallow, thus the perfect spot to snorkel.
GET READY TO PADDLE
On a good day the reef in front of Coco Bay is about 30 minutes paddling depending on your fitness level and previous experience. The minute the wind picks up a bit this can easily become 45 minutes to 1 hour.
You will receive a proper instruction of necessary and our guide will be with you at all times to make sure that we make decent progress, and to give you tips while at it. These tips for sure will make it easier for you to paddleboard and to save energy.
We recommend booking for the morning, when it’s not too hot and when normally it is less windy.
MARVEL AT THE BEAUTY OF THE REEF AND THE FASCINATING UNDER WATER WORLD
The reef is not too far from the beach. To get there we will need to paddle around the pier on Constituyentes, right in front of Playa del Carmen. This means that we will paddle out around 300 – 400 meters (1200 feet) from the beach to go around it. We do this almost on a daily basis, so there is no need to worry. You’ll be in the best of hands.
When we arrive at the reef we will enter the water, put on our snorkel gear and snorkel around the reef for about half an hour while holding on to our boards.
We’d like to underline that everything we do is woth the greatest respect and attention to your safety and the safety of the reef.
We hope that you make some memories which will last a lifetime. In case you might forget, we always make photos and share them with you, free of cost. As a bonus we will edit them professionally before we share them with you. And of course, we're hoping that you'll make your friends jealous enough to come try for themselves.
Pick Up From Your Resort Or Hotel
We can arrange private transportation to pick you up from your hotel or resort if you prefer. Please contact us about the possibilities!
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