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Tide at Akumal

Hanko, Finland
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Tide at Akumal

Is there a big difference in high tide and low tide at Akumal Bay.. and is low tide also here the better choice for snorkeling? (the reef stopping more of the waves)

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1. Re: Tide at Akumal

less than a foot in tide - really makes no difference that I have found

good question though

Edited: 31 December 2012, 11:30
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2. Re: Tide at Akumal

Any time is a good time to snorkel in Akumal Bay.

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3. Re: Tide at Akumal

It was a bit rough when we were there about a week ago. We still saw 2 turtles and a stingray. We went with a guide who gave us fins and a life jacket and had a small group of about 8 to 10 of us. You can do it on your own but we enjoyed the guide who had a biology background and gave us a fair amount of information. Good trip.

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4. Re: Tide at Akumal

I snorkelled there today ! It had been wavy and the visibility was not that great and a little crowded at high season and it was still awesome and a great day . The only thing about that foot less of water at low tide is that a place that a fat guy like me had clearance in the morning high tide and thought safely passable , might not support the same girth in the afternoon . Felices

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5. Re: Tide at Akumal

If you need a guide, get one at the local Dive shops so there is only a few of you (2-3)

8-10 swimming in one room stirs up the sand / water so much - way too many but these are the tour group sizes

For some old timers like Juan, just follow him

Hanko, Finland
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6. Re: Tide at Akumal

Yes, not much if it is less than a foot. In some places of the world it is a really big difference for the snorkeling also if it is low or high tide. Thanks for your comments!

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