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sailing and diving around the world
Second day in Cozumel, and we started off the morning watching the other DM candidates do the 800 meter swim. We can only use mask, snorkel and fins, arms have to be at our sides, and our faces have to be in the water the whole time. I haven't used the Gopro yet, guys, because I'm giving myself a few days to become accustomed to being in the water again. But I promise I'll be posting some dive videos that will hopefully dazzle you. This water here in Cozumel is the clearest I've ever seen. We stepped off the dive boat into 60 feet of water, and when I put my head in the water, I could see clear to the bottom :) For now, I'll be posting random videos to show you guys what goes on in the day to day life of a Divemaster in training.
What is most different here in Cozumel is that it is drift diving, for the most part. It takes some time to get used to, but it's the most amazing thing. There is pretty much no exertion. You step off the boat and dive down to whatever depth it is for that particular dive, and you simply drift with the current! :) The visibility is amazing, the coral formations are fascinating, and it's crawling with marine life. Today we saw turtles, two different kinds of moray eels, lobsters, giant crabs, and a myriad of the brightly-colored fish that you typically see in the tropics. It can be a bit tough when you're being tested or practicing drills, but for those of you that want to become amazing divers, it's a plus. Meghan is a fantastic instructor and she knows how to communicate. She really cares about what you're learning, and she doesn't take any shortcuts. I'm going to be an extremely competent Divemaster by the end of my stay here.