Important suggestion while swimming
Several days ago I was ‘inspecting’ the grounds at Marriott and came across a sign with good tips. Indeed things can grow around the ropes in the water and it will irritate your skin if you decide to touch or lean on them.
It goes without saying that while you are snorkeling along corals the same tip applies: don’t touch them. Additionally you help protect the coral if you don’t touch them.
The other day someone asked me if those ropes in the water where markers or some sort of net to keep the sharks out. In the shallow waters on the west and south side of Aruba sightings of sharks are very uncommon. Last year’s sightings of dolphins were equally rare. Naturally those ropes mark the boundaries as to how close motorized crafts are allowed to approach the swimmers and beach.