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!).
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.
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.