Tag Archives: scuba

Controlled Vanity

I have been struggling with what clothes to take to Australia. This is not our typical trip. It is a combination of dive, car travel and exploring, visiting family and friends and city trip. Our dive trips usually require just shorts, tees … Continue reading

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A Design Problem

Travelling is a design problem. You start out with a sketch, you solve mystery after mystery and as you do, the end product becomes clearer and clearer. In school I learned once you think you have the problem solved, scrap … Continue reading

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Learning to Scuba Dive

Today is day 5 for diving and the new guys, R and B, are improving by leaps and bounds. It is amazing how fast things come with each dive. Debbie and I are also getting better with each dive. Our … Continue reading

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Drift Diving

The weather is better and the water is calmer today so our dives are farther afield, today we learn why Cozumel is famous for drift diving. The first dive is at Palancar Gardens. The current is not too strong but … Continue reading

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Friendly Mexicans and Friendly Sealife

Wandering the roads and sidewalks of Cozumel, we notice how friendly the people of Cozumel are. Sure, the sales people want you to come into their shops and spend money, and the maître ‘ds want you to dine in their … Continue reading

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Trying not to get too excited

We talk about this all the time. Don’t set expectations for a trip too high and do not get too excited. I CAN’T HELP IT! I AM EXCITED!! The 6 plus inches of snow that has fallen lately has made … Continue reading

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It’s snowing and we are packing

It’s snowing here. Murray  shovels 4 times in 2 days. Okay, enough. Time to dream about the 25 C weather in Cozumel and start packing. We find the packing list buried under the piles in the library and pull out … Continue reading

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The Packing Puzzle – The Decision

I ignore the bags and the mess in the library for days. I roll over the pros and cons of the last two options in my head. I keep coming up with the same answer. I discuss everything with Murray … Continue reading

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The Packing Puzzle – Part 2

Test pack Options Three and Four from my last post. Here are the results: Option Three – We pull all Murray’s dive gear out but no clothes, toiletries etc. We have to play to fit four fins into his bag … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving in Cozumel, Mexico

Before we left for Africa, we spent some time researching and booking a dive trip with our Edmonton friends. I find it odd to be booking a long range trip before the short range trip has been taken, but sometimes … Continue reading

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