Cozumel 2005 - Outstanding Diving, Great Food and Carnavale
This was the first time that most of us had been in Cozumel for their Carnavale. It is kind of like our Mardi Gras. The floats in the parade were, to say the least, quite elaborate. Most of the floats had some sort of theme, from the latest movie Incredibles to mermaids. The locals were all dressed up in colorful costumes; some were very detailed and some were almost not there (my favorite).
Now for the diving report. The diving was its typical outstanding self. Our group saw eagle rays, morays, angelfish, octopus, lobster, squid, splendid toadfish, seahorses and many other colorful marine critters! My wife, who at one time said she would never dive, was leading the pack after the dive master, Martin, had spotted a nurse shark at San Francisco Reef. Yes, even a nurse shark! You should have seen her swim like a rocket. She had never seen a shark before and definitely didnt want to miss this opportunity. I have to say that her dive buddy didnt quite share her same enthusiasm.
We did a few night dives in front of SCUBA Club and saw a lot of wonderful marine life including a very large puffer fish that frequented his favorite hiding place in front of the club in the bell.
We dove from Devils Throat to Chankanaab. (still no Nemo). The water was a cool 79 to 81 degrees. Visibility was around 100 to 200 feet. Thats a little better than Spring Mill Pond.
And last but not least we stayed at Scuba Club Cozumel. What a treat! The food was outstanding. The beach was clean, our rooms were great along with all the staff. Great job guys, keep up the great job. It was like our home away from home. And Im looking forward to going back next year.