Cozumel 2011: Update Uno

Nolan and I have been in Mexico for a few days now and we’ve been busy! Monday was a training day for me, and I completed my Peak Performance Buoyancy dives. On Tuesday both Nolan and I did four dives in front of Blue Angel; completing half of our Fish ID and Underwater Naturalist courses, along with half of my Underwater Photographer dives:

A Conch shell and bottle on the Blue Angel shore dive
A Sharp Tail Eel hunts among debris on the sandy bottom
A peaceful Yellow Ray that I accidentally disturbed displaying his spine
A Spotted Eel watches curiously from his hidey-hole

Nolan did his first night dive with me, followed by massages on the beach to cap things off.

On Tuesday we rented a vehicular death-trap: the Tuk-Tuk, and did a tour of the island, stopping at the San Gervasio ruins, and continuing on to the east side of the island to see Coconuts bar and the beaches.  Thursday morning we got up early and headed back to a beach on the east coast to watch the sunrise. The Tuk-Tuk was returned (thank Ixchel!) sans incident, except for running out of gas that left us stranded no less than a single block from the gas station.

Here’s a picture from the Prima Trattoria restaurant on Wednesday morning to give you guys a better look at the downtown and port of Cozumel.

The view from the Prima Trattoria of downtown Cozumel