If you didn’t read the initial post of where Cozumel is – head here which has a map of where Cozumel is in Mexico. It’s basically an island off the Yucatan Peninsula and closely located to the popular Mexican resort town of Cancun. It also happens to be a pretty popular destination not just for fishermen, scuba divers, adventurists, but also for cruise liners. Cruises do what people would call, excursions, that allow passengers to get off and see what the new locations can offer in terms of entertainment which primarily involves eating, drinking, shopping, sleeping on the beach, and doing touristy adventures like ride horses, ATVs, do a day tour, etc.
I don’t think I’ll be one of the cruise liner passengers in the near future but if given the right opportunity and time, I would try it at least once just to get the experience of what it feels like to be on a big boat. Perhaps in time, but Cozumel for me means scuba diving more than anything. The first dive was again in the morning and already I facing off with a Barracuda right in the beginning.
I don’t know why this particular Barracuda was following me around but I’ve stories how certain fish, particularly the big predator ones, will trail scuba divers for awhile. I suppose I was no different from this fish. All the other fish didn’t really care if I was there or not.
On this day was a special one because the boat was offering a special nigh dive meaning going scuba diving during the night! I’ve had friends ask me if day time was better or night time was better. The answer is basically it really depends because different creatures only come out alive and moving during certain times of the day or night.
There obviously will be ones that come out both day and night…
And then there are those that appear primarily at night.
Day and night dives are completely different environments due to the differences in activity from the sea creatures and maybe even the plants and coral reefs. It’s best to try both as long as the diver is comfortable with them and hopefully, with a guide/divemaster. You don’t want to get lost while scuba diving – that would suck!