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snorkeling from shore #335116
04/29/09 10:54 AM
04/29/09 10:54 AM
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Rini Offline OP
Rini  Offline OP
Hi, I am a bit new this board. What are some of the best places to stay on th A.C. where the reef is close enough to the shore so you can jsut walk right out to the water and snorkel without needing a boat or kayak? We are spoiled at Akumal Beach Resort in MX where you can do that but hubby wants to go to Belize for our next visit down there. It is soooo nice to snorkel many times a day when the mood strikes and we would love to find a place in AC where we can do that. I understand that Tranquility Bay resort is a good place but have been told that the further north on the Island, the closer in is the reef.

Re: snorkeling from shore [Re: Rini] #335119
04/29/09 11:10 AM
04/29/09 11:10 AM
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sweetjane Offline
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i answered your PM, rini. smile

Re: snorkeling from shore [Re: sweetjane] #335121
04/29/09 11:35 AM
04/29/09 11:35 AM
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Diane Campbell Offline
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Tranquility Bay or the Turtleman's house - both on AC - have lots of coral right by the shore.

In the south, try French Louis caye which has a fringe reef of it's very own that is really impressive. It's a private island that provides you with a remarkable experience.

Also on Amergris Caye ---- try Los Encantros - just a bit north of the pier there are good coral beds quite close in to shore.

Re: snorkeling from shore [Re: Diane Campbell] #335124
04/29/09 11:48 AM
04/29/09 11:48 AM
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Barbara K Offline
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Tranquility Bay is the hotel furthest North on the island. Turtleman's house is in the same location but a private house rental, not associated with a resort. Great snorkeling in the area right off shore. The trade off is that you are a 45 minute boat ride from town (restaurants, shops, etc) Fortunately Tranquility Bay has a very good restaurant on site.

Re: snorkeling from shore [Re: Barbara K] #335142
04/29/09 02:24 PM
04/29/09 02:24 PM
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Rini Offline OP
Rini  Offline OP
So far so good. Keep em coming! I will look into the places you all have suggested. It would be nice to get my diving certificate to see some really good stuff! What is the average cost to go out diving? I understsand it can be kinda costly?

Re: snorkeling from shore [Re: Rini] #335143
04/29/09 02:30 PM
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