We bought an underwater camera, snorkels and masks and had the best time.
We saw so many more animals than we would have seen without the snorkels and masks, we were so glad that we bought them. During our week stay we saw all kinds of fish and birds. We had pelicans land in the water and grab fish right in front of us. We found a baby octopus which suctioned onto our hands. There were so many conchs crawling on the ocean floor leaving paths behind them. On our last day I found a giant conch covered in barnacles, we named him Frodo and took his picture and then moved him into deeper water where no one would step on his pointy self. He must have been pretty old. None of the other conchs were anywhere close so his size. Schools of manta rays swam around us as they paced up and down the shore line. We saw a bunch of sting rays and tried to stay clear of them. Ben got stung by one which was painful but he still didn't want to leave the beach. Mostly the water was perfectly calm but there was one rough day. All the surfers and a kite border came out and I got pretty tumbled in the waves. There must have been a storm somewhere else causing it because we had beautiful weather. We had so much fun, the week went by so fast. We hope to go again next year.