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Snorkel

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Hi everyone, we love to snorkel and we are staying at secrets. We have been floating around in front of the hotel and did see some beautiful turtles but got yelled at for being in the protected area. We also didn’t get a lot of options from alcohol dive shop, so I thought I would ask the TripAdvisor community and see what ideas people might have? We don’t like doing big group type of things. Thanks!!

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Chilliwack, Canada
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you cannot enter the 3 areas surrounded by bouys or the canals between them.

Best to swim south of the bouys. (or in front)

There should be signs on the beach and your resort indicating where the public / hotel guests can swim

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Thanks. We get that now!! We will pay and do the group thing to snorkel here. Any other places??

Saginaw, Texas
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Maybe you misunderstood Sun Dawg's comment.

You don't have to pay for a tour. Just head out from Secrets and snorkel outside of the "pay" area.

Just don't go past any roped off areas.

I am curious about one thing you mentioned. What, exactly, does the "alcohol dive shop" have to offer?😁

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thx Perro

If you don't see enough turtles, you can of course goto this special dive shop and go for a tour inside the restricted areas.

But many of the hotel guests see turtles without guides.

Definately try renting a golf cart and snorkel at Yal-Ku (more info over in top questions)

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Ha. Spell check! Akumal dive shop!!

fort worth
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Lol. Auto correct makes things funny😁

Chilliwack, Canada
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here is a great blog/maps of free vs paid snorkkeling

https://www.featherandthewind.com/blog/snorkel-sea-turtles-akumal

The old top question 10+ pages - can be found here

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g499445-i9177-k10858371-o50-Latest_snorkel_Turtle_Rules_and_news-Akumal_Yucatan_Peninsula.html

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I am rather curious. How does one snorkel with the Covid19 masks?? Don't they kinda get in the way?? 😐🤔😃🤣🤣

¡Diviértanse!

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Lol, Gumby!

No need for the cubreboca on the beach. Once you are out on the beach in Akumal Bay few people feel the need to mask up. It's open air, AKA "common sense".

Over on Cozumel, during our other pandemic trip, we took along a waterproof bag to put our masks in while we drift snorkeled so we could be in compliance with the law while we walked back along the road.

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Go see Sergio at 9 am at the dive shop next door. You will have the experience of a lifetime!

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