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    Reviewed by Nancy

    Snorkeling in Cozumel

    We’re avid snorkelers and have been to many geographic locations including French Polynesia (which spoiled us forever unfortunately). Our previous snorkel experiences in Cozumel were disappointing, but based on the great reviews of Mystic, we decided to give it one more chance. We tried booking via email, but didn’t hear back, then sent a private message on their Facebook page and heard back from Alberto immediately. When the cruise line switched our port day for Cozumel it was no problem to change. A $10 cab ride from the port to the the marina was simple. Alberto met us and introduced us to Cuchi, our personal snorkel guide, and Machete, who ran the boat, which had a roof to protect us from the sun and a beefy 150HP engine on the back. We waited for one other couple to join us (ferrying over from Playa Del Carmen) and we were off. The waves were a little rough heading out, so Cuchi decided to change the order of spots to compensate. We did El Cielo first which was closer to shore and somewhat protected and the water there was relatively calm. Cuchi made sure the four of us followed him as he showed us things we probaby would never had noticed ourselves. By the time we got to Columbia Shallows, the waves weren’t as bad, and once in the water we were fine. Cuchi is an amazing free diver and he gets such joy out of showing you what’s around. Barracudas, turtles, schools of fish, lobsters, eels etc. The clarity of the water was amazing, even though the day was overcast. Our last stop was Palancar reef, much deeper, but we were all fine with Cuchi guiding us around,. Everywhere we went, Cuchi took photos of us and all the sights we were seeing, which he sent via Facebook Messenger to us when we got home. $65 per person….best money we ever spent and can’t wait to go back again!

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