We were loaded into several shuttle buses, but our driver spoke no English, and we got off at the first stop and that wasn't it. Eventually we got to the dock and I had to stop and rest several times on the way down the dock. I was afraid I would have no energy left for snorkeling.
First we went out to see things in the glass bottom boat (it was hard to take photos through the glass because of reflections).
After we looked at the reef through the glass bottomed boat, they showed us how to put on and use the snorkels. My granddaughter did really well. I was having a problem staying with the group. Eventually I just hung on to the boogie board with my granddaughter and let the guide tow me.
I did see two squid squirting along the floor. Unfortunately I didn't get a photo because the snorkeling camera batteries had died
Equipment: Bathing Suit
Change of clothes
Bio-degradable Sun Block
Sunglasses & Hat,
Waterproof camera & Film
Extra Spending Money
They supply snorkels, fins and snorkeling vests
A beautiful soft sand beach stretches to the north of the dock at Costa Maya, complete with grass thatched palapas. The Beach is very popular with sun worshippers as well as scuba divers and snorkelers because of the beautiful clear waters of the Caribbean.
Just a short distance off shore is Chinchorro Reef, which stretches southward all the way to Belize It is the second largest barrier reef in the world, surpassed only by the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.