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Cozumel snorkeling.
Cozumel snorkeling advice.
  Cozumel is famous for a kaleidoscopic mix of nearly 300 species of fish and over 100 types of wonderful coral, so you really must have a look underwater!

Even if you're a beginner, an easy way to do this is to snorkel and with the help of our Cozumel Snorkeling 101 you simply can't go wrong.

Here are 8 top tips to help you enjoy snorkeling in Cozumel:

1) Use a mask that fits well - push it onto your face without using the strap and suction should hold it tight. If not, try another.

2) Watch for hair in the seal which can cause leaks. If facial hair causes problems try a little Vaseline to help it seal.

3) For a better seal, keep the mask strap high up on the back of your head, not near your neck.

4) Avoid misty vision by using anti-fog liquid on your mask. If this isn't available, good old-fashioned spit also works, but if it's not your own mask be sure it's cleaned afterwards!

5) Wear an inflatable life-jacket. Perfect for when you need a rest and deflatable should you wish to dive below the surface.

6) Equalize your ears if you dive down more than a few feet. Hold your nose as you descend and gently blow to 'pop' your ears. If in doubt, ask a professional guide or diver.

7) "Leave only bubbles, take only memories" - please do not touch anything and follow the rules when within the Marine Park.

8) Relax. Breathe slow and deep. Enjoy Cozumel's wonderful underwater world around you!

Visit our Things To Do section for some great Cozumel snorkel tours, or if you're ready for the next step, find out about diving in Cozumel.