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Published: April 6th 2011
so I just got back from a wonderful trip.
I try to avoid these kinds of trips as much as possible because they tend to eat big parts of your budget if you do stuff like this regularly, but I figured one every once in a while is ok and helps to appreciate different places.
I picked this one because the night before I met the guide in the little bar of the hotel, the hotel-boss-lady, who I was first talking to, introduced me to him.
He seemed like a really cool dude and explained in detail what we would be doing.
So the trip was … a snorkel trip :P yeye I know what your thinking 'o wow gee, a snorkel trip, that must have been “fun”' well it actually really was lots of fun.
So in the morning I was told to meet at the little place where they kept their gear, where I was handed my flippers(or watcha call them), snorkel, goggles and wetsuit(which I asked to protect me from the sun while in the sea 😊 )
While I was gracefully trying on my suit the two other people going with us on the trip
two Italian sisters from a place close to Florence who were also about my age.
With all our gear tried on and everything we went to a place 10minutes out by van where we would start our first part of the trip.
It was a calm beach where we would make our way out in the sea, and once like 50meters out the magic began 😊
Little reefs were scattered everywhere and populated by all sorts of fish in all different kinds of shapes and colours.
And it didn’t take long before we met our first(of many) tortuga, seaturtles seemingly being not to impressed by our presence grazed on while we hoovered above and next to them.
So we continued for a little while, going from reef to turtle to reef and so on, stumbling along the way upon a 2m long barracuda which was resting in the shade of a anchored boat.
Now this looking like a pretty aggressive fish, and at judging at its size I was pretty sure it could bite my head right off I asked the guide if it was dangerous.
The guide, who was also a bit impressed at finding this fish
njamnjam it said :)
here, said that if U don’t go to close and don't tease it or anything it wasn't... so I stayed my distance and did not try to poke it or anything(which they ask U not to do with any of the fish by the way).
After enjoying the reefs a bit more and showing off my snorkelling skills to the Italian girls we moved back to the beach and headed back to the van, which would take us to the next place.
The next place, being 'Cenote Dos Ojos', was a cave-system of multiple rooms which went down pretty deep.
And since it is a cenote, it was underwater obviously( I don’t think snorkelling would have been much fun if it hadn’t been).
After some initiation in cave-snorkelling(mind your head when U rise to the surface, there were plenty places where the ceiling of the cave was under the water or very close to the surface.), we set about to go to the first cave, which was called … the Bat-cave :O
So obviously I went to this cave with great hopes of finding there, besides the bat-mobile, bat-bike, bat-submarine, all kinds of bat-gadgets, Robin, maybe cat-woman and my
one angry lookin fish :x
great hero Bruce Wayne aka Batman!!!
I must admit that I was a little disappointed to find there only a few bats, a small hole in the ceiling(which made the place kinda cool though) and well lots of cave to explore but no Batman or any of his gear :/
After checking all possible hiding places where Bruce could be, we moved on to the next cave trough some tunnels and stuff like that.
Which took us by some deeper parts where we could see scuba divers down in the abyss(OK ...it was only like 10meters -.- )
The little fish that lived there were amusing as well as they swam all around me and did not seem impressed by the fact that I was about 100times bigger.
Anyway, snorkelling turned out to be a whole lotta fun so this trip was well worth it.
After I got back I transferred the pictures the guide took on to my little laptop, thanked the guide, said goodbye to the girls and went out for some late lunch as swimming tends to(like pretty much everything else 😉 ) make me hungry.
So another day well spend and I will
Do u see Nemo?
no u dont, Nemo was orange -.-
now try to book a flight to Cuba, the next chapter of my trip.
Greetings from el Mexico,
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