A group of five adults and four children paid a bunch of money for the day trip to Isla Mujeres with the intention of all but one adult and one child (3 year old) not snorkeling. After we were on the island and filling out paperwork we found out that the minimum age for snorkeling was ten. Therefore, another adult and child had to go sit on the beach. (This turned out to be a lifesaver.) We took a smaller boat down the coast to an area with a lot of other boats and snorkelers. Our guide said something about a lighthouse in the distance but we could not understand him. Apparently what he said was that the current was going to drag everyone to the light house and that many people would get lost along the way. The guides were going to help us by yelling at us the whole way and that anyone who was new to snorkeling was going to suffer because there was no way for the boat to fight the current and pick anyone up before the light house. Oh and apparently you might get run over by boat. Luckily two of us were proficient snorkelers so we were able to superviise the 12 and 16 year old while enjoying the abundance of fish below us. Unfortunately, we were not able to assist my sister who got whipped around too much by the waves and current to get a glimse of any fish. Oh ... and the woman who got hit in the head by the propeller - she was the last person on the boat because no one noticed her missing - except her husband and crying daughter. Her husband had to raise his voice to get the guides to find her and help her back to the boat. Also, Roberto (leader of the tour) refused to reimburse anyone any money. Sweeeeeet.
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