Diving Cozumel – Babieca Dive Center Report

The water visibility was not the far-seeing Cozumel usual, but considering Hurricane Rena had blown through about a week before, it was a still great day of scuba diving. I decided to try out the dive operation, Babieca Dive Center, at the El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort where I’ve been staying. I usually dove…
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El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort – TravelBart Report

I missed getting up early and taking a swim first thing in the morning, so I moved on down the coast in Cozumel to stay at the El Cid la Ceiba hotel. I’ve stayed here a number of times and my last time in Cozumel,six or seven years ago. I enjoyed it, so here I…
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DEEP SCUBA DIVING OFF COZUMEL AT 240 FEET – AND LIVING – Part II

(FROM PART I) Now, there’s being alone and there is alone — and you can trust me on this: drifting in a swift current 240 feet down in a dark, watery landscape and running out of air with no soul in sight is alone as it gets. When you think you’re probably going to die,…
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DEEP SCUBA DIVING OFF COZUMEL AT 240 FEET – AND LIVING – Part I

No one, absolutely no one, has any business scuba diving to 240 feet with one tank of regular air….and definitely not alone. Yet, there I was, a normally sane diver, drift-diving 240 feet under water along the wall of Maracaibo Reef with five minutes of air left at that depth… and not a soul in…
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Green Moray Eels Are Pussycats

Green moray eels have a fearsome reputation.  In scuba movies, they’re the bad guys that come charging out of their hiding places to chomp the unwary into fish bait. In real life, though, I’ve always found them to be pussycats.  Of course, if you surprise an eel or crowd one, then all bets are off…
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COZUMEL BOUND

I’m on my way to Cozumel to do some writing, scuba diving, web-marketing, and start a travel blog and a humor blog. I’ve been to Cozumel about ten times since 1988; it’s been ranked as one of the top three dive spots in the world, too. Cozumel is an island about twenty miles offshore from…
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COZUMEL – FIRST TIME ON A WHIM

What makes us do the unexpected things on a whim that change our life? This happens often, but rarely do we know it’s a game-changer at the time. Cozumel changed my life.Some time ago I was married to a bright, beautiful woman (we’re still good friends), raising two two hellions, and living in Newport Beach.…
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