How strong is the current that takes you fro Playa Azul to Buccanos?
not to bad real relaxing drift
Some of the strongest current I've ever felt is in that area , but in my experience its usually just a 50 yard section or so , maybe 100 .. but in small areas it can ROAR . So dont count on it to carry you north . Ive made that drift several times and it involves a ton of swimming.
The current runs to the North 98% of the time. So you would not drift south to Buccanos.
What I would recommend is snorkeling south from Azul and then using the current to return you back to the starting point.
The current strength is variable. But as long as you are near shore and not 100's of yards offshore, you have no worries about not getting back to shore. (And even then, it really is not an issue.)
I drift free-dive spearfish this area a lo and mostly way offshore, but I always check the current to see which way it is going as I don't like to swim against the current with a speargun and a dive float.
I was thinking of las brisas to buccanos
I am a way lazier that Mark L!
I go around behind the old (tall) hotel at Buccano's enter at the stainless steel steps, drift down to Playa Azul. Then I get out, walk back over to Buccano's and repeat ad nauseum.
Its a very gentle drift, that any competent swimmer should feel comfortable doing.
Las Brisas to Buccanos is a piece of cake. I do it all the time. Most of the time I just walk back from Nah Ha using my booties. Or carry a few dollars with you and have meal/drink then walk back. And be sure to leave your money pocket unzipped. I love finding money at the bottom of the ocean. So far this month an Under Armour fishing hat in perfect condition, a nice pair of sunglasses and 8 pesos.
I found a five peso coin just north of the pier at Las Brisas.
I decided that, with my new-found wealth, I would not let it change my life too much.
Mal, we have enough to split a taco when we combine the booty!Edited: 15 July 2018, 08:13
Off to Mister Taco we go, Mark!
Thanks everyone. Is it possible to snorkel at playa asil or buccanos without getting caught up in the drift?