Green Sea Turtle
Akumal Bay – Green Sea Turtles
The staff at the Akumal Dive Center said it would be easy to swim out to the Akumal Bay Turtle Snorkel by myself. The timing was perfect because the daily tourist groups hadn’t arrived yet. I swam straight out into the bay toward other snorkelers. Soon I swam over a couple green sea turtles in about 6 – 8 feet of water. Some of the Akumal Bay green sea turtles had remora attached, which gave them a strange appearance. The green seaturtles were about 3.5 – 4 feet long and they were busy munching the weeds on the sea floor. They paid little attention to me as I swam over top of them.
A little further on, I saw two more Akumal Bay Green Sea Turtles. Then I realized that if I went any further, a boat full of tourists had arrived and I’d soon be among them. So, I returned to the turtles nearer the shore for one more good view. Then I happily returned to the Akumal Dive Center for a shower and a change of clothes.
Colectivo, Get to Akumal Bay Turtle Snorkel
Akumal Bay Turtle Snorkel – Colectivo
Next it was off to catch the colectivo in the other direction. This time I played the veteran traveler – no questions on price and no offer to pay up front. When my stop was called I handed some pesos and the driver grunted his acceptance. The unusual part of the experience is when you arrive back at the hotel, there’s no over pass or crossing on the 4 lane highway. You are simply expected to run across the coast highway to reach your hotel. As I bolted through the traffic, others are running toward me to catch the same colectivo. My Akumal Bay Turtle Snorkel was a truly Mexican experience!