Water temp. in March - Mayan Riviera?

Feb 14th, 2006, 02:57 AM
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Water temp. in March - Mayan Riviera?

We will be in the Akumal/Tulum area in March and am wondering about the water temp. during that time. We are pretty much warm weather people and not used to cold water. Am trying to decide whether or not to take a wet suit along for snorkeling?
Thanks as always for all your input.
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Feb 14th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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When I was there a couple of weeks ago, the water was slightly chilly when you first get in, but pretty comfortable after a minute or so.
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Feb 14th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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We were in Akumal in mid January, and water temps were absolutely fine for swimming and snorkelling for prolonged periods. Not 'bathtub warm', but not chilly, at least for us New Englanders. I would imagine March would be slightly warmer still. After all, this part of Mexico is in the tropics!
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Feb 14th, 2006, 04:15 PM
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trebex and zootsi - thanks for the info. Looks like I'll leave the wetsuit home.
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Feb 20th, 2006, 12:40 PM
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I have a tendancy to always be cold and I was fine swimming in the ocean in Cancun the first week of Feb.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:31 AM
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karens - thanks for your reply. I also have a tendency to be cold. Good to hear that the water should be okay.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 06:26 AM
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Just wanted to add that while the first stop on a snorkeling trip is usually comfortable at that time of year, you're always colder on the second stop. While a wetsuit isn't necessary, you might be more comfortable if you do a lot of diving.
Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:45 PM
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We went in November, which is the "rainy season", and it wasn't too bad.

Here is my review of Tulum, which has links to all the other places I visited on the Mayan Riviera. Let me know if you have any questions.

I have a ton of pics from all the places we visited on the Mayan Riviera. E-mail me if you're interested, I would be happy to share the link to my online album.

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Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:40 AM
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we just got back - water is great, only slightly cool at first then perfect after a minute, had a lot of wave action however, which was fun for beach boogie boarding but made snorkeling poor, may change in a month however
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