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Cozumel diving – not all inclusive except only underwater! Day 3

Posted by on November 17, 2011

As I wrote before, I went on this trip that basically almost all-inclusive. The only things that were not covered was the transportation to and from the airport, food and drinks (I didn’t mind as I could go out into town and eat whatever I wanted not what the hotel restaurant was offering and I found out that the food out in town can be cheaper), taxi rides in other parts of town, and extra trips such as excursions. The only thing that was offered in this package was the scuba diving (tanks, weights, guide, boat rides) and the hotel room (which was great because I got two beds to sleep in) with air conditioner, refrigerator, and a balcony (I used this to dry my clothes and look at the water and girls). Life was great!

Cozumel, Mexico scuba diving - Barracuda

I would have complaints if this Barracuda came up and bit me!

But I had no complaints whatsoever since the only things I was worried about was the diving and sleeping. Everything else I could take care of. Of course, it probably helped that I spoke some decent Spanish so that meant going anywhere without any problems. But don’t worry if you’re a tourist there who can’t speak the local language – plenty of people speak English. Your only concern if you’re a diver is having fun.

Cozumel, Mexico scuba diving - Paradise Reef, buceo

We were straddling a dive spot called Paradise Reef...

Cozumel, Mexico scuba diving - Fish on the ground, pez en la arena

There was this greenish fish laying on the ground of the ocean...

Cozumel, Mexico scuba diving - green fish, pez verde y otros colores

This fish was amazingly green amongst the colors of the reef and rocks.

I have to say that the diving guides/divemasters work hard to get people to see the amazing things and on this trip was a little different. It was my first time seeing a sea turtle on this trip!

Cozumel, Mexico scuba diving - Sea turtle near reef, tortuga cerca de reef

We came upon this sea turtle near the bottom of the ocean

Cozumel, Mexico scuba diving - Sea turtle eating plants, tortuga come plantas en el mar

Coming up the turtle, I could see that it was feeding.

Cozumel, Mexico scuba diving - Sea turtle up close, tortuga del mar

I made a gliding move to close but not too close to take pictures of the turtle

It was only one measly turtle but the fact that I got to swim around it and take some great photos was neat. But of course, it was right afterwards when the divemaster started to bang his metal clanker against his air tank to get everyone’s attention about something else.

Cozumel, Mexico scuba diving - Eagle Ray, raya aguila en el mar

...it was extremely to get a good photo but this Eagle Ray came out from a distance and just swam away. This was all I could manage.

Cozumel, Mexico scuba diving - Sea turtle swimming away, tortuga nada

After the turtle swims away, there was something else more interesting...