Ron Zappata Adventures
Ron Zappata Adventures

My new friend, Ron Zappata, was happy to give me a GREAT deal on the dive!
 

Squeeze in
Squeeze in

Man, I gotta lose some more weight.
 

Lick the lens
Lick the lens

You're supposed to lick the lens to avoid fogging?

Shark Mascot
Shark Mascot

Don't know if this is the greatest mascot for a dive company... you decide.
 

Boarding the boat
Boarding the boat

Captain Santiago and Divemaster Abraham welcome me aboard.  I was their ONLY guest!

On the speedboat bow
On the speedboat bow

Bouncing on the water at 40kmh!  Wind in my hair!
 

Falling in
Falling in

A lucky shot by Abraham as I fall in.

Sand play
Sand play

I dig my hands through the sand as the current pushes me along.

First Encounter - DORY
First Encounter - DORY

Hi, Dory!  Remember me?  Of course you don't!  Ha!

Flounder Camo
Flounder Camo

Well-Camouflaged in the sand, a flounder hopes I don't see it.

School of Yellowtail
School of Yellowtail

I'm guessing Yellowtail?  Anybody know?

Swimming through
Swimming through

Swimming through the network of caves while Abraham watches on.

Angelfish swim-by
Angelfish swim-by

An incredibly beautiful angelfish tolerated a close encounter.

Lobster feels_edited-1.jpg
El Diablo
El Diablo

El Diablo stares down at me from the roof of the cave!
 

Exiting El Diablo
Exiting El Diablo

I was happy to rush out of the cave I called "El Diablo" (see previous photo)
 

Thumbs up at sea bottom
Thumbs up at sea bottom

Just exited a spooky tunnel.  Thought I'd tell the camera man I'm good!

Barracuda Twins
Barracuda Twins

Twin Barracuda patrol the deep, while I watch, warily.
 

BIG Barracuda
BIG Barracuda

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!

Pufferfish
Pufferfish

A medium-sized puffer came out of his hiding place to greet me.

Turtle in Space
Turtle in Space

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.

Turtle closeup
Turtle closeup

A magnificent turtle allows a closeup.

Two Lobsters
Two Lobsters

A lobster couple welcomes my camera into their home!  NOT!

Ran out of Air
Ran out of Air

Can't believe it, but I ran out of air.  All that incredible stimulation drained my tank.  How embarrassing.

Air sweet air
Air sweet air

Taking a few big lungfuls of air, after running out, 30 feet below the surface.

Exiting the deep
Exiting the deep

Almost sad to return to the surface, but the sun is setting, and the Barracudas are gathering....as are the sharks.

Abraham exits
Abraham exits

Second dive complete, and Abraham approves of the adventure!

Chillin
Chillin

Chillin while I wait for the sun to set

Giving thanks to Neptune
Giving thanks to Neptune

Thank you, Neptune, for a wonderful adventure!

My ride home
My ride home

Apparently a taxi wasn't available, so....

On the open road
On the open road

My ride gave me plenty of chances to get some cool shots.

Ron Zappata Adventures
Squeeze in
Lick the lens
Shark Mascot
Boarding the boat
On the speedboat bow
Falling in
Sand play
First Encounter - DORY
Flounder Camo
School of Yellowtail
Swimming through
Angelfish swim-by
Lobster feels_edited-1.jpg
El Diablo
Exiting El Diablo
Thumbs up at sea bottom
Barracuda Twins
BIG Barracuda
Pufferfish
Turtle in Space
Turtle closeup
Two Lobsters
Ran out of Air
Air sweet air
Exiting the deep
Abraham exits
Chillin
Giving thanks to Neptune
My ride home
On the open road
Ron Zappata Adventures

My new friend, Ron Zappata, was happy to give me a GREAT deal on the dive!
 

Squeeze in

Man, I gotta lose some more weight.
 

Lick the lens

You're supposed to lick the lens to avoid fogging?

Shark Mascot

Don't know if this is the greatest mascot for a dive company... you decide.
 

Boarding the boat

Captain Santiago and Divemaster Abraham welcome me aboard.  I was their ONLY guest!

On the speedboat bow

Bouncing on the water at 40kmh!  Wind in my hair!
 

Falling in

A lucky shot by Abraham as I fall in.

Sand play

I dig my hands through the sand as the current pushes me along.

First Encounter - DORY

Hi, Dory!  Remember me?  Of course you don't!  Ha!

Flounder Camo

Well-Camouflaged in the sand, a flounder hopes I don't see it.

School of Yellowtail

I'm guessing Yellowtail?  Anybody know?

Swimming through

Swimming through the network of caves while Abraham watches on.

Angelfish swim-by

An incredibly beautiful angelfish tolerated a close encounter.

El Diablo

El Diablo stares down at me from the roof of the cave!
 

Exiting El Diablo

I was happy to rush out of the cave I called "El Diablo" (see previous photo)
 

Thumbs up at sea bottom

Just exited a spooky tunnel.  Thought I'd tell the camera man I'm good!

Barracuda Twins

Twin Barracuda patrol the deep, while I watch, warily.
 

BIG Barracuda

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!

Pufferfish

A medium-sized puffer came out of his hiding place to greet me.

Turtle in Space

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.

Turtle closeup

A magnificent turtle allows a closeup.

Two Lobsters

A lobster couple welcomes my camera into their home!  NOT!

Ran out of Air

Can't believe it, but I ran out of air.  All that incredible stimulation drained my tank.  How embarrassing.

Air sweet air

Taking a few big lungfuls of air, after running out, 30 feet below the surface.

Exiting the deep

Almost sad to return to the surface, but the sun is setting, and the Barracudas are gathering....as are the sharks.

Abraham exits

Second dive complete, and Abraham approves of the adventure!

Chillin

Chillin while I wait for the sun to set

Giving thanks to Neptune

Thank you, Neptune, for a wonderful adventure!

My ride home

Apparently a taxi wasn't available, so....

On the open road

My ride gave me plenty of chances to get some cool shots.

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