My new friend, Ron Zappata, was happy to give me a GREAT deal on the dive!
Man, I gotta lose some more weight.
You're supposed to lick the lens to avoid fogging?
Don't know if this is the greatest mascot for a dive company... you decide.
Captain Santiago and Divemaster Abraham welcome me aboard. I was their ONLY guest!
Bouncing on the water at 40kmh! Wind in my hair!
A lucky shot by Abraham as I fall in.
I dig my hands through the sand as the current pushes me along.
Hi, Dory! Remember me? Of course you don't! Ha!
Well-Camouflaged in the sand, a flounder hopes I don't see it.
I'm guessing Yellowtail? Anybody know?
Swimming through the network of caves while Abraham watches on.
An incredibly beautiful angelfish tolerated a close encounter.
El Diablo stares down at me from the roof of the cave!
I was happy to rush out of the cave I called "El Diablo" (see previous photo)
Just exited a spooky tunnel. Thought I'd tell the camera man I'm good!
Twin Barracuda patrol the deep, while I watch, warily.
A 6-foot Barracuda lurks behind a reef, taking advantage of the break in the current. I didn't know there was a SECOND one, right behind the rock!
A medium-sized puffer came out of his hiding place to greet me.
A lone turtle floats by the reef. The water in Cozumel is famous for its clarity, making this beautiful creature seem to float in space.
A magnificent turtle allows a closeup.
A lobster couple welcomes my camera into their home! NOT!
Can't believe it, but I ran out of air. All that incredible stimulation drained my tank. How embarrassing.
Taking a few big lungfuls of air, after running out, 30 feet below the surface.
Almost sad to return to the surface, but the sun is setting, and the Barracudas are gathering....as are the sharks.
Second dive complete, and Abraham approves of the adventure!
Chillin while I wait for the sun to set
Thank you, Neptune, for a wonderful adventure!
Apparently a taxi wasn't available, so....
My ride gave me plenty of chances to get some cool shots.