If I weren't land locked, I think snorkeling would be one of my main hobbies. We took an underwater disposable camera with us on our tour at Akumal beach. I passed the camera to Todd after about a minute, in which I managed to take 4 pictures of my finger. It's been a decade since I've used a film camera. Hopeless.
The sea was foggy because the waves were a bit rough, but we were still able to see an incredibly beautiful view of aquatic life. With your head submersed, body weightless, everything disappears except the dreamy menagerie around you. I hovered only 4 feet above a giant sea turtle for what seemed like forever (but was probably only a minute) before it surfaced right in front of me for a quick breath and swam away. Living coral, schools of tiny colorful fish, strange plant life and even a small stingray crossed our paths. There was so much that I saw which couldn't be captured on film of course, but these photos are a small token of our time at Akumal. We swam for a little over an hour, but I could stay there for days just exploring that magic world under the sea. I spotted some modest hotels on the beach for our next stay too!