Buenos dias! If you missed yesterday’s post, check out vacation in Cozumel part 1!
After sleeping like rocks on Saturday night, Kyle and I woke up refreshed and ready to tackle our first full vacation day on Sunday! We quickly changed into our swim-suits and gathered our beach towels, sunscreen, and flip-flops (oh the joys of vacation- you never need to bring much!) and headed down to breakfast.
Like I mentioned in my last post, our hotel had breakfast for us everyday and it was so stinking good! Hotel Cozumel does offer all inclusive packages that provide all meals as well as drinks, but Kyle and I had heard such great things about the restaurants in Cozumel, we didn’t want to be stuck at the hotel for dinner every night. I’m so glad we did opt in for breakfast however, because I loved filling up on fresh fruit, yogurt, refried beans, eggs, and other delicious Mexican breakfast specialties before scuba diving every day.
The breakfast buffet never disappointed!
After breakfast, we walked out to the front of the hotel and our dive master picked us up to take us to the marina.
Unfortunately, I didn’t bring a camera with me on any of the dives, so I don’t have any pictures of my own from scuba diving, but when I went to leave my review of the diving company on trip advisor (spoiler- we loved them) I found all kinds of pictures that other divers have taken! So, I may have borrowed their pictures for this post.
Since Kyle and I hadn’t gone scuba diving in 2 years (has it really been 2 years since our honeymoon?) we felt a little apprehensive about going straight into a dive with a big group. Kyle decided to book our first day diving with a private dive master, so that he could show us the ropes and help refresh our memories. I think that was a great decision because after a day of diving one on one with an instructor, we both felt much more comfortable with all our gear in the water.
Steve and Jorge, pictured here, were 2 of our amazing dive masters from the Tres Pelicanos Dive Shop.
We dove on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and each day had 2 dives. We spent about 45-60 minutes down for each dive and stayed around 60-80 ft, although we did have one deeper dive at close to 100 ft and one shallower dive around 50 ft.
The diving in Cozumel is spectacular. The coral is colorful and vibrant, and full of gorgeous swim-throughs and fun walls to swim along.
The sea-life is even better! We saw turtles, sharks, huge moray eels, beautiful fish, rays, sea horses, lobsters, and more. Here are some pictures from Trip Advisor, all taken by people who dove with the same company we used, at the same dive sites we visited.
The turtles are my favorite!
We saw quite a few nurse sharks, none bigger than this, but several around this size.
These little fishies were so cute!
Toad fish! So funny looking, and always hiding under rocks.
We saw a huge green moray eel that looked like this, but it was under a large rock and not free swimming.
The lobsters were gigantic!
We had such a blast diving every day in Cozumel, and we highly recommend it as a dive site if you’re looking for your next diving vacation!
Check back for Vacation Part 3 tomorrow- all about the delicious food we tried in Cozumel!