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Can you actually swim with the sea turtles year round?

State College...
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Can you actually swim with the sea turtles year round?

I was just wondering whether you can really swim with the sea turtles somewhere on the coast (Akumal?) all year round, since everything I've read makes it sound like the egg-laying season is limited to May-June or sometime in the summer. We will be there in March and would like to do this...

Plano, Texas
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1. Re: Can you actually swim with the sea turtles year round?

There is a group of turtles who live in Akumal Bay year round. We swam with them last April.

Toronto, Canada
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2. Re: Can you actually swim with the sea turtles year round?

you can see them all year round, just that you must be careful when they are out of the water to lay their eggs.

You must also keep your distance from them in the water all year round.

Calgary, Canada
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3. Re: Can you actually swim with the sea turtles year round?

The bay management plan now has staff in kayaks in the bay to keep an eye on all the tour groups etc. If you dive down near a turtle they will ask you to stay on the surface for turtle viewing - this is to ensure the turtles do not feel threatened.

Vancouver
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4. Re: Can you actually swim with the sea turtles year round?

you may also visit the CEA office in Akumal to see their environmental program

Saskatoon, Canada
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5. Re: Can you actually swim with the sea turtles year round?

We just swam with turtles last Thursday. Went to Akumal and Yal ku for the day. You just have to look around, and you'll find them. I was directly out front of the ABR when we saw them. Enjoy!

State College...
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6. Re: Can you actually swim with the sea turtles year round?

Great!! Thanks for all the replies. We've snorkeled many places in the Caribbean, and Cozumel, and we've never seen any sea turtles, so this will be a first!

7. Re: Can you actually swim with the sea turtles year round?

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