My husband and I just got back from Mexico. We rented a car and went snorkeling at Yal-Ku. We were really excited about it.
The snorkeling was awful. The water wasn't very clear and there were few fish, even around the rock formations where they are usually found. All of the coral was dead.
I am at a loss to reconcile our experience with what others have said about snorkeling at Akumal.
We didn't go with a guide - was it that we didn't go out far enough? My husband is not a strong swimmer and he was uncomfortable going out past the mouth of the lagoon.
We went snorkeling off Cozumel a few days later and there were many more fish, but most of the coral was dead there, too.