We were picked up at the ship and taken to another island to get gear. The boat ride to the dive site was fairly long. The two dives at Turneffe Atoll were great. This is a pristine location to dive. The Barrier Reef is beautiful and there is a wide variety of coral and many fish.
I did the Great Cozumel Race, which is like the Amazing Race on TV. I was put on a team with a woman and her 16 year old daughter, and we made a good team. We walked/ran all over downtown Cozumel looking for locations and clues. It was very hot, but we had a good time. The locals join in and point the way. The organizers appear on the race and help a lot. They also gave us a phone to call if we got lost. The organizers were great. We finished 8th out of 13 teams. We finished at an open air bar and we all cheered the teams in. It was great fun. I had read about this excursion and I am glad I finally did it.
The first dive at Cozumel was a drift dive. The second was a dive in shallower water. Both were good dives.
We did the Barrier Reef Snorkel at Georgetown, Grand Cayman. We rode a bus to the boat and the boat ride to snorkel on their barrier reef was not long. This reef was much smaller in height than at Roatan and not joined together, but there were lots of coral formations and the coral was healthy and varied, with lots of fish. This was also a great snorkel run. The water was even clearer here.
At Roatan, Honduras, and we went on an excursion - Maya Key Private Island Snorkeling. This was a resort with a beach, swimming pool, and there was a barrier reef you could snorkel to off the pier. There were beach chairs in the sun and shade on the beach. The coral was amazing at the reef and we really enjoyed it. The coral formations were high in the water with lots to see. Clear water and lots of fish, too. We got lunch and it was barbequed chicken and fried fish with sides. There were decent bathrooms, too. This excursion was worth doing.