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Below youll descriptions of a selection of the many snorkel sites Huatulco has to offer. Many can be reached by land, some with difficulty. Others can only reached by boat. For more info on our snorkel tours, go to Snorkel Tours Click here to go to our snorkel tours


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Starfish (Photo by Ursula)

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Organo                                    Organo

It looks here like they threw in a whole bunch of bigger and smaller rocks in the ocean to make long slope, reaching from the surface down to where the rocks meet the sand. Its a snorkel site full of nooks and crannies which attract a huge amount of marine life, especially, it seems, nudibranches. You can get to the beach by land, its easier to get to by boat.


Pacific Seahorse

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Morros Maguey                   Maguey

This is an ideal site to explore in between and around a group of big rocks scattered on the seabed. A place full of Pufferfish, Butterflyfish, Angelfish, nudibranches, mollusks and occasionally turtles resting under the overhangs of rock or coral. In the pieces of coral you may encounter sea horses, they seem to have settled down in the area. In the sand its not uncommon to find Stingrays, sometimes big ones. You could swim to this site from the beach, but we normally go there by boat.


Coral plate at Jardines (Photo by Angel)

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Jardines                               Cacaluta

This huge coral plate lies between the island and the beach of Cacaluta covering approximately 300m/1000ft with depths of 2m/7ft to 12m/40ft. Very intriguing are strings of gas bubbles escaping from between the rocks and corals on the bottom which possibly attract the turtles and Nurse Sharks that can be found regularly resting in gaps in the coral. Its one of the more colorfull places with an enormous amount of small fish and perfect for snorkeling and skin diving. I would only go to this site by boat.


La India

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La India                           Chachacual

Another one of those little protected bays with a lovely beach. Perfect for snorkeling due to some interesting coral formations and plates. A little bit further out there is more coral in a very well protected corner for a really relaxed and shallow dive. In general we find lots of octopus and moray eels here as well as turtles and big stingrays on the sandy part of the bottom. This site is only accesible by boat.


Lots to see if you look closely!

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Jicaral    Chachacual / San Augustin

Everywhere along the sides of this beautiful litlle bay youll find interesting diving and also snorkeling. It has a rocky/sandy bottom with coral scattered over the rocky parts. Because of its distance from Santa Cruz, the beach is nice and quiet and often were the only people there. The aquatic life seems to enjoy this tranquility as well, you can regularly find turtles and enormous stingrays resting in between the rocks. The site is only accesible by boat.


Spanish Hogfish in San Augustin (Photo by Ty)

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La Fiesta                       San Augustin

This bay furthest out to the west makes for a long boatride. Its worth every minute of it though, one of the biggest coral plates of the area awaits you with vibrant colors and an abundance of marine life. Perfect for hours of snorkeling. Towards the island of San Augustin it gets a little bit deeper with some impressive rock formations and bigger fish like Parrotfish, Red Snappers, Mexican Hogfish and various groupers. Because of the distance we usually make an all-day excursion out of it.


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