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Diving and Snorkeling in Zihuatanejo

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The sea life along Mexico's Pacific Coast is more robust than in much of the Caribbean: Whales, rays, turtles, and gigantic billfish appear here regularly, and closer to shore than you might think. The best places for diving and snorkeling tend to be close to islands and rocky points where the water is shallow, calm, and clear.

In Zihuatanejo, the main draw for divers and snorkelers is the abundance of sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, moray eels, puffer fish, and urchins that gather offshore near Playa las Gatas. Gear rentals and boat trips are available at Carlo Scuba (Playa las Gatas; 52-755-554-6003).—Maribeth Mellin

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