Scuba Diving in Cozumel, Mexico

I escaped the bitter East Coast winter for a long weekend by traveling to Cozumel with Oceanblue Divers, a group based in New York City with which I've become involved (including writing for the group's blog, "The Dive Evangelist"). The diving was fantastic, the weather near-perfect, and the company lots of fun. My only complaint: the trip ended far too soon.

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The hotel welcomes founder Michael Feld and the rest of the group


Cassie and I geared up for our checkout dive


On the way to the first dive site


I was attacked by a shark before even getting wet


Gene's ready for a shark - or boarding an enemy vessel


Exploring the reefs of Palancar Gardens (video)


Spiny lobster


French angelfish


Spotted drum fish


Anemone


Barracuda (video)


Blue striped grunts


Hawksbill turtle (video)


Big fat green moray eel


Porcupinefish


Tiger grouper


End of a great dive


Waiting in line


Time for a shore dive


Happy divers


A well-earned beverage


Time for some fun!


Tacos at Ta'Contento


Margaritas!


Our hotel's pier


A different kind of diving


Why they call it a "vacation"


This...


...is...


...paradise!


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