Snorkeling at Secrets is great fun, especially if you have your own gear. Watersports runs free guided snorkel trips, meaning you swim out to the reef following a guide on a kayak. They supply the gear, including life jackets if you like. We did this the first day then just swam to the reef early each morning on our own. Later in the day the boat traffic and waves made snorkeling difficult. We did not pay to go on the boat snorkel trips.
The reef is huge and wonderful. The swim is about 200 yards out and takes about 5 minutes from the swimming areas. It is shallow most of the way and only about 10 feet deep near the reef. When you get to the far edge of the reef, it may be 20 feet deep.
The fish are small and not too exciting. We did see lots of immature parrotfish and tangs. We saw few mature fish, few trumpetfish. Damselfish and chromis and hamlets were abundant. We snorkeled every day and saw only one flying gurnard, one eel, one barracuda, and one trunkfish. The only stingray, which we saw was in the evening, when we were looking down into the bay near the outdoor stage.
There were lots of moon jellyfish. They are not supposed to sting but you may get a rash from touching them. Watersports staff were catching and burying them.
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