Every breath you take

Every breath you take

08-Febrero-2020 Sábado, Cozumel.

Every breath you take….. comes out of a can. ~21% oxygen and ~79% nitrogen. Same as the air we normally breathe.

My cousin Mark and his wife Tanya the Terrific are avid divers. They hooked us up for snorkeling with the dive master they use the first full day we were here on Cozumel. After snorkeling one day …  We Mary decided we need to do the Discover Scuba class. And then we Mary decided we needed to get PADI Open Water certified

Today was our fifth day of diving and our second day of our PADI Open Water Certification class.

I took a lot of pictures today but only few turned out … camera lense without a zoom, drifting speed, I needed to be lower in water, cloudy day, no flash light, crappy photographer … Oh well, I got what I got and then there’s mañana.

Taking picture of a reef is like taking pictures of the grand canyon or mountain range. You really have to experience it.
Looking good Dale!

It’s tough to decide if it is more fun to swim above the reef or along the wall or bottom. You see more detail the lower and closer you are but the panorama from above the reef is breath taking.

The current so strong in one area my water shirt was flapping in the wind water current.

Below is a No Stop/NDC (No decompression) time table. It very simplistically states that if you dive to a depth of 35 feet you are relatively safe to remain there for 205 minutes without having to go through decompression. It also implies if you have equipment failure you can swim rapidly to the surface with minimal decompression risk. (There’s a bit more to this, but close enough.)

I was surprised at how long we could actually dive without worrying about decompression. Our dives are approximately 50 minutes to an hour in length and we dive twice each time we are out.

And when you are only halfway in you are neither in nor out

Both sides

picture of the day
Two women trying to take a picture of the same dog. Me, I’m taking a picture of the women taking a picture of the dog. But since the dog is in it I guess it really makes three women taking a picture of the dog.

Pre-Mardis Gras party at the convention center

Buenas noches

Statue commemorating scuba divers.

Hechos Graciosos (Fun facts)

The red poinsettia (which the Aztecs called cuetlaxochitl) originated in Mexico and is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States ambassador to Mexico (in the 1820s).
This is the only poinsettia I’ve seen in Cozumel.

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