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Best of 3 locations for new snorkeler?

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Best of 3 locations for new snorkeler?

We're trying to decide between Hamilton (Bermuda), Barbados, and Riviera Maya for a snorkel trip. Can anyone recommend (or recommend against) one of those locations based on the sights under the surface (more for coral and sealife than shipwrecks)?


Kevin Walker


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1. Re: Best of 3 locations for new snorkeler?

Cannot comment on Barbados as I haven't been there...

Bermuda is somewhat so-so as it is a bit far north and the water is a bit cool for good coral growth.

Rivera Maya is OK, but really not especially good. There are some commercial marine parks that offer good good conditions, partly because they feed the fish to attract them. Natural reefs are just average.

For the best snorkeling, add Bonaire to your list.

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