I knew that I wanted to attempt snorkeling again after my disastrous attempt in Puerto Rico. Although, to be fair, no one really told me what to do then. They just gave me the gear and wished me luck. With limited visibility and water in my mouth, I called it a day 15 minutes in.
This time around, I hired a guide to show me the ropes and what to see. After scouring TripAdvisor for the best snorkel tour company, we chose Edventure Tours and I'm so happy that we did. Although the day started a little shaky, it ended up being the highlight of our trip.
We were picked up at our hotel around 7 a.m. by a van driver who didn't speak any English. Although the van was marked and the driver was wearing a company polo shirt, we were the only ones in the van and after 30 minutes of driving on a highway without any signs of us going in the right direction, I started to panic. My mom had basically convinced me that we'd be kidnapped on the trip, so I started going over all the movie scenes I could conjure up in which someone rolls out of a moving vehicle. Luckily, before I could put my escape plan into action, we arrived at our destination. I tipped the driver generously for not kidnapping us and we headed into the Edventure Tours headquarters in Tulum.