As a lot of new people come on here and some regulars, I think an item that we hardly ever hear about, but read occasionally in the news, is Snorkeling Safety.
Yes there have been people have drowned and some from natural causes, and some well who knows.
"Wear a Vest"
Its the best and cheapest insurance, that you will return to shore to your family and friends.
Hands down the best safety item you can have on your body.
"Yes I am the expert swimmer" or "I am invincible" and "it will never happen to me" sound familiar???
Sound familiar??? especially with the teenagers and some people.
As one poster said always use the buddy system and never go out alone.
One does not ever think of getting,,exhausted when way out from shore, or getting a leg cramp like a charlie horse.....ouch, ouch and ......well .... you know the rest of the story...... :O(
So when your about to book those excursions and trips, make sure ask the vendor for, and you your self grab a safety vest for your family members.
Not bothering to get one, by trying to to save a few dollars or euros, etc. its not worth it. The life you save may be your own.
Enjoy the beautiful Akumal areas snorkeling, reefs, water, shorelines and be safe out there.