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  • Day754

    Drift Diving

    February 5, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    After spending a week in Playa del Carmen, which we were certainly not fans of, we hopped over to Cozumel, the small island just to the east.

    We read that diving was the thing to do so after scoping out a couple dive shops, we signed up for a day with Barefoot.

    Because of the strong current, it’s more of drift diving here where you just cruise along the reef, not really being able to stop and check out things for long. That made it both challenging and easy at the same time - if you let the current just take you, you didn’t have to do anything at all, not even kick. But getting use to it was tough and if you ever wanted to stop or turn, whew that was a lot of work!

    Our instructor was awesome and got our attention in time for us to kick hard to watch an large and beautiful spotted eagle ray. So magical! I wish I had a camera with us for a photo of it.

    We also saw a massive crab, multiple lobsters, plenty of barracudas, trigger fish, and really colorful corral.

    A fun and tiring day that left us exhausted the next day but worth it!
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