Laguna Nichupte

Discussion in 'Cancun Info' started by EspoOrr, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. EspoOrr

    EspoOrr Newbie Registered Member

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    OK so been living here for 2 1/2 months now and enjoying the snorkeling..mostly. Best snorkel spot I've found so far (besides chartering a boat or paying for a tour to the reef) is Playa Perlas for the calm water. I know it's good by Club Med but good luck accessing the beach... However, i look enviously at the lagoons which i hear are croc infested and cannot be swum in. So I'd like to know if there is anywhere (an exact spot) in the several lagoons nearby where snorkeling would be safe.
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    El Guero Enthusiast Registered Member

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    I've been back in the states for about eight years now but I owned and operated a scuba school in Cancun (Trident Divers - Cancun) at the Caribbean Princess resort, worked for Aqua World and was a sales manager for a scuba equipment co. (Subaquatec).

    At no time was it advisable to enter the lagoon as a swimmer, not so much because of the crocs but the lagoon has been the source water for the disease known as "flesh-eating" bacteria, (Necrotizing Fasciitis) and is considered contaminated.

    I doubt seriously if anything has changed about the water in the past eight years.
     
  3. EspoOrr

    EspoOrr Newbie Registered Member

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    Good to know. Thanks!