Re: What's the latest?
As far as I know (my last visit was 8 months ago), if you are a DIY snorkeler, you have to stay out of the lanes marked by the buoys. Those lanes are for guided tours only. There's also a no-go section for anyone. There's a map by the dive center next to Lol-ha explaining it.
As you will see, that leaves very little area to snorkel within shouting distance of Lol-ha (lots of space already off limits for the boats). You may want to go down to where the Secrets and ABBWR properties meet. Lots of good snorkeling there, but again, you need to stay out of the lanes if you are a DIY snorkeler.
Returning to Mexico Mar 12 to 19, 2019 [19th trip to MEX, 15x to RM (1998 to 2019), 9x to HMB (2006 to 2016)]