We got to Akumal bay from our hotel, the Barcelo Maya, by a taxi van. There was a large group of us. at the bay we rented a glass bottom boat for 10 USD per person. the boat took us to the reef an snorkeling area which was 100 yards from the beach.
we took our kids so they could check out the fish from the boat while my wife and I took turns snorkeling.
There were some really large Green sea Turtles, Akumal means the place of the turtles. We got some great pics. My wife saw a huge bat ray.
The condition of the coral was degraded, there were dead coral patches amongst living ones.
It was still an awesome pace to see green sea turtles.
If you are there you should check out the Centro Ecologico Akumal. it is turtle conversation group. they have a building there with information and you can also buys T-shirts. The proceeds go to their cause.