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Which snorkeling option to choose in Hopkins

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Which snorkeling option to choose in Hopkins

We will be in Hopkins in February and have found two snorkeling options We're struggling to pick the best one. Hamanasi offers snorkeling, but we are worried that it might be ancillary to their diving and dive instruction. We haven't found rave reviews about their snorkeling, but no rants, either.

The other option is Noel Nunez, but we read that he has a very small boat and that it cannot go out in bad weather. It made us wonder how good the boat was for a long boat ride in GOOD weather...

Any advice would be appreciated and we thank you for it. If there are options we have missed, let us know that, too.

1. Re: Which snorkeling option to choose in Hopkins

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2. Re: Which snorkeling option to choose in Hopkins

I did the scuba with Hamansi but others in our group did the snorkle trip. They loved it. We enjoyed all the trips we did with Hamansi.

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3. Re: Which snorkeling option to choose in Hopkins

Going out with Nunez or Hamanasi is a good choice. Hamanasi will separate the snorkelers from the divers for the most part, dropping off the snorkelers at South Water Caye, and picking you up later, you will most likely have your own dedicated snorkel guide and all the guys there are wonderful.

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4. Re: Which snorkeling option to choose in Hopkins

Last week we did the snorkel trip with Hamanasi. It was a dedicated snorkel trip (no divers) that included 2 snorkel stops and a 45 minute stop at an island for snacks and a quick stop for photos of bird island.

We loved and thought it was one of the best snorkel trips we've ever taken. There were two guides for six snorkelers, so we were lucky enough to have our own guide for the two of us. We saw tarpon, turtles, spotted eagle rays, other string rays, great variety of fish and some beautiful coral.

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5. Re: Which snorkeling option to choose in Hopkins

Totally off topic.....while in Hopkins, make sure you go to the Driftwood Pizza place for dinner. It's on the water in the northern end of town. All things were really good - especially the "house" pizza. yummm

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