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This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with diving.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for recountings of my more recent trips:

Table of Content for diving:

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2015/05/23 Diving a Cenotes and Cozumel with Arturo
π 2015-05-23 00:00 in Diving
I was going to Japan at the end of May, but Arturo who was travelling in Cuba made us an offer to join him in Mexico to go dive around Cozumel, and get back just in time for my flight to Japan. Since I had never been to Mexico to dive or otherwise, and Jennifer only once a long long time ago, before she was certified, we accepted and joined him there.

The first day, we went to dive in a Cenote (underground river system), which was a bit colder (24C), mostly devoid of aquatic life (it was fresh water, not salt water), but the cave formations were interesting to dive.
A few pictures from the Cenotes:







We then took a ferry to Cozumel, where we did a combination of boat dives (2 every morning, some in the afternoon), and shore dives which actually were quite good considering, especially if you enjoy fishies in training like Jennifer likes to say:


fish like to hunt in pair with rays
fish like to hunt in pair with rays

so many lobsters, everywhere...
so many lobsters, everywhere...



The wreck dive was interesting:




My heart will go on... :)
My heart will go on... :)




Nice fishies in training by the jetty for a dusk/night dive:

those baby rays were being 'friendly' :)
those baby rays were being 'friendly' :)






More boat diving:







they had very nice sea horses
they had very nice sea horses










The night dive we did from the boat was particularly good. Octopus coming out to hunt, giant crabs, lobster, and more:






The next morning, I got up at 05:00 to do a night/sunrise dive by the jetty and it wasn't half bad either :)



this shrimp was suicidal in my opinon :)
this shrimp was suicidal in my opinon :)


We then had time for 2 more boat dives before being done for the day:







A few vidoes I got by the Jetty: An octopus hunting at night:

Eel/snake feeding:

Octopus feeding by the jetty at night:

Baby ray, those things are so cute:

Now a few videos from the boat dives. We saw many turtles, including this turtle eating:

They also had those shrimp crabs everywhere. This one was busy eating:

There were lobsters everywhere. We saw those two lobsters 'talking':

This lobster was out hunting at night:

A big crab out hunting:

And a big octopus hunting:

And that was it for diving in Cozumel. The water was super nice, great vis, temps in the 29-30C range, not too much current, and actually pretty good critters to see. Thanks to Arturo for getting us there :)


More pages: April 2016 January 2016 July 2015 May 2015 January 2015 October 2014 June 2014 May 2014 January 2014 November 2013 February 2013 September 2012 June 2012 January 2011 September 2010 August 2010 May 2010 August 2009 January 2009 August 2008 February 2008 January 2007 November 2006 October 2006 January 2006 September 2005 August 2005 June 2004 January 2004 July 2003 January 2003