The best thing about Cozumel is that it is regarded as one of the world’s best drift diving. What is drift diving? It’s basically going diving underwater and letting the currents carry you resulting in you doing less kicking with your legs to move and allowing you to stay underwater longer since you don’t have to breathe as much since you’re not using up as much oxygen. This provided a very nice, relaxed diving experience where the divemasters lead and showed the way to a lot of very good sites to see.
There are some problems with drifting at times. For example, I might want to go one direction but then I have to fight the current. The best way is to swim diagonally that way the diver doesn’t go against the direction completely and tire himself/herself out but instead can go partially against the current. And why would you fight the current? Simply to get a better look at something cool or in my case avoid something like this:
That’s probably why I saw a lot of sea turtles on this day because it was going to be all drift diving. The previous dives had some drift diving but when you looking at a wreck and hanging out in one area then it might be different. By drifting, I can let the ocean currents carry me and allow me to stay underwater longer.
No doubt that this turtle was using the ocean currents to easily glide in and out where it wants to go. That’s why the world’s drift diving is in Cozumel.