I used to really like the underwater swimming area on the Island, and I tweeted Granzella a while ago asking if they would reopen it but they said it was closed due to slowing down the loading and there was no plans to open it
But there's no harm in requesting it, they may change their mind and find a way to open it again if more people ask.
That is a tough one. I too enjoyed both the swimming and extra tropical points from it. But, I also enjoy the faster loading times... Decisions, decisions...........
Not sure why they removed the underwater swimming. It was a way to earn points there as well.
Here is a tweet I sent Granzella a while ago about the underwater swimming, and their reply:
Kelly T @Mermaid_KT 11 Mar
@granzella_inc Hi, Will we be able to swim soon on the Hideaway Island? Since the update there are too many sharks and serpents! Thankyou