Dear Cozumel,

Oh, how I wish I were arriving there, today!

I had sights set on my typical February dive trip to Cozumel, but just couldn’t make it happen. So my beloved group of diving buddies from Ocean Horizons Scuba in Brooklyn, NY, are on their way there, as I write.

I’ve decided to use my bitter disappointment as fuel to finally get it together, write a maiden post here, and “publish” this new site, once and for all.  So, here goes nothing!
(and just kidding about the bitterness.  well, sort of…)

This first post is definitely not a clever new idea, and it’s certainly not burdened by research.
It’s just a love note to Cozumel, the beautiful Palancar Reef, our friends at hotel Casa del Mar (especially Sandra) and the special dive masters met over the years (especially Mario!).

Me and Mario, CZM 2009ish

Me and Mario, CZM 2009ish

One small part of my plan here on Diving the Water Column is to formalize a bucket list of future diving destinations and dive sites – an evolving, work-in-progress list. Cozumel might not be on that particular list, but only because I’ve been there so often.  (lucky)  One thing is for sure:
as long as there’s air in my tank, I’ll always return to Cozumel.

And any scuba diver who hasn’t been?  Do yourself a favor.  All the dive sites I’ve been to along Palancar are awesome.  Great visibility, gorgeous corals, spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks, the endemic splendid toad fish, and on and on.  I’ve also had the good fortune to dive the nearby and spectacular Cenotes in the Playa del Carmen region, and took a prop-plane day trip from CZM to Isla Holbox in the Gulf to snorkel with the majestic whale sharks.  Amazing day.

Whale Shark rightinthekisser Aug2009

Rightinthekisser 2009

Holbox Plane View 2009

Holbox Plane View 2009

So thank you Paul, Cozumel, Sandra, CDM, and all of my friends from OHS!

And as for today, I hope you guys get out of Houston very soon, and ‘get in the pool’ tomorrow.  Have a blast!

I’ll catch you on the next one.

© Copyright 2014 RachelS, All rights Reserved. Written For: Diving the Water Column

6 thoughts on “Dear Cozumel,

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    Hola! I’ve been following your site for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from
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    1. RachelS Post author

      Thank you! I should be getting two new posts out soon, if I can. I appreciate the support! Just got back from Cozumel again, as a matter of fact – great trip!
      Thanks a lot.

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  3. ILIANA

    Great post Ms. Rachel! It’s wonderful that there are people that love Cozumel as you 😀 Congratulations for your new blog. I wish you success !

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    1. RachelS Post author

      Thank you, Iliana, and Casa del Mar! I love it there, and hope to be diving in CZM again in June – fingers crossed! Thanks for your note, I appreciate it. Keep up the great work there, and any readers who want a lovely place to stay and dive in Cozumel, please visit our friends at Casa del Mar. 🙂

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