Our final port-of-call was Cozumel, Mexico. After completing his scuba-diving certification right before our cruise, Carl was excited to find out that Cozumel is in the Top 10 scuba locations in the world. And even better, he found out that Russ, who was coming on the cruise, was a certified scuba diver as well. So the two of them arranged to go on a two-tank dive in Cozumel.
After getting off the ship, they walked to a boat launch and then drove with their group about 1/2 hour to the first location at Cedar Pass. After getting suited up, they were under water for 45-minutes where they saw some sea turtles, a lobster and lots of fish and coral.
After getting back on board and taking a 60-minute break to dissipate the nitrogen build up in their bodies, they went to the next location with a huge drop off called the San Francisco Wall. They were under water for another 45-minutes and saw more coral and fish, including some giant grouper.
They had a fantastic time and Carl is so excited to have a new dive buddy to go with in the near future.
Since Russ ditched his family to go with Carl, I decided to help his wife, Allyson, take her four kids snorkeling. We took a taxi to the Money Bar, which is supposed to have some of the best snorkeling in the area.
It was the least I could do to help Allyson after Carl stole her husband away for the day. We all had fun in Cozumel and Carl can’t wait to go back again!