Dive Dive Dive!!!!!

Trip Start May 20, 2012
Trip End May 30, 2012

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Flag of Mexico  , Yucatan Peninsula,
Friday, May 25, 2012

I spent the next several days doing what else, diving! This place is situated in the perfect place right in the middle of some of the best dive sites in the world. And the onsite dive shop couldn't make things any easier or convenient. All you have to do is walk up, grab your stuff out of your locker, and head to the boat! I'm ready to go in 10 minutes! And it's only a 10 minute boat ride to reach all the best dive sites. So far I've gone on 13 dives, which is double what I usually do.

Friday was by far the most outrageous dive day yet. In the morning we went to a more challenging spot called Punta Sur which is located at the southern most part of the Island. They only go there once a week and the dive is led by 2 Divemasters and one is their most experienced. I thought he was new guy in training at first because normally there is only one Divemaster per group but I quickly realized he was actually the one in charge. We dove down to the limits of what is allowed for Nitrox diving, 111 feet, swam around these awesome coral formations, encountered at giant Barracuda, and even saw a Black Tip Shark!

If the morning dives weren't awesome enough, I also signed up for the night dive! I'll admit I was a little nervous. I had only been on one night dive years before at the Turks & Caicos Club Med and honestly I didn't see much, but all week long I've been hearing everyone raving about the night dives so I just had to see what all the fuss was about. And boy was I glad I did. We headed out at sunset to one of the reefs with the best chance to see the night creatures. We were each issued flashlights and a locator beacon so we could see where everybody was, and once it was dark we jumped in. For those of you who have never tried it, jumping into the pitch black ocean at night is quite an exhilarating experience. And WOW was it AWESOME!!!! The first thing I noticed was the super tiny bioluminescent plankton glowing all around me. That was totally cool! Then our Divemaster Marcos started finding all the cool creatures roaming the reef that you won't see during the day. We saw 3 Octopuses, a sleeping Nurse Shark, 2 really cool squid, tons of giant crabs and lobsters, and a really creepy looking worm thing that honestly looked like some kind of alien creature. Even Marcos didn't know what it was! Overall just an unbelievably cool experience. Cozumel is AMAZING!
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