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#1 georoc01

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:34 AM

My 100th Dive
7/25-7/28 2008

Back in North Carolina, I booked my 96th Dive. SingleDivers.com was having the re-do of the Cozumel/Cenotes/Holbox trip, I was able to find some inexpensive airfare, so I came down for the weekend to do the Cozumel portion.

We stayed at Casa Del Mar. I arrived on Friday, checked in at the dive shop (DelMarAquatics) and did a shore dive that afternoon with two of the women on the trip. The dive was suprisingly good. First we went and blew bubbles at the glass bottom boat. Then we followed the fish over to the snorkelers watching a couple get very territorial with each other. After the snorkelers left, we then hear this loud noise and in comes the Atlantis submarine. This is my third shore dive in the last couple of years and the marine life seems to be getting better each time. We ate at La Chorzo that night to celebrate the birthday of one of our divemasters, Fernando. I had a great fish filet, and they put a candle in the flan for Fernando's b'day and had the local musicians play happy birthday.

Day 2 I did two dives, Dalila and Paradise Reef. Both good dives. GIven that most of the group arrived on this day, I dove with four of the women who arrived early. Nice warm water and abundant marine life. Saw turtles, nurse sharks on every dive this trip. We had 10 divers on their large boat with plenty of room to spread out.

Day 3 was Dive 100. WW hired a videographer to celebrate the occasion. We dove Palancar Bricks as our first dive. One of my favorites with large coral formations and plenty of swim throughs. We did a number of activities underwater, including each lady on the dive giving me a kiss underwater to comensurate the event. Dive 101 was at Cedral Wall. In addition to the Turtles competing with the Angelfish for food (it was looking like the angels were basically waiting for the turtle to do the work and then the fish would grab it once it was loose in the water). We also saw a moray eel in the open stand off against an angelfish wouldn't let it pass. Not sure what was into the angelfish on this dive. Also had a shark swimming out in the open watching the eel.

Having spent a few times in Cozumel, I decided to take a boat ride over to Playa Del Carmen. Scouted out some dive shops and hotels for doing some Cenote diving on our next trip down here.

While brief, another nice trip to Cozumel. With SingleDivers.com scheduling another trip over Halloween, it may be just in time for another visit. Thanks to Kamala and everyone else for making my 100th dive special. It was a good time!

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:03 AM

Congratulations on dive #100, and in a great dive spot, to boot! My 100th dive will be on the Roatan trip next month. Will you upload the video? I can't get back to Cozy until next year - all vacation is gone after Roatan!
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:06 AM

Congrats George!!!! :) :cool1:

As for me, I'm feeling pretty scubalicious. 


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:16 AM

Sounds like a great trip!! Congrats on #100!!!! :)
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

Congrats on your accomplishment
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:12 PM

Dive 100 :) Missed being able to do a redo Cozy trip with you. Sounds like you had fun

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:30 PM

:) Congradulations, so did you rearange the Palancar Bricks to say "100" or "SD" like Kamala wanted?
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:13 AM

:wakawaka: Congradulations, so did you rearange the Palancar Bricks to say "100" or "SD" like Kamala wanted?



That was the plan but we just missed seeing the bricks due to the current! :cool1:

Anyway...it hsa been a great trip so far but the 100th dive celebration was amazing...the video turned out great! :teeth:

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:05 AM

Congrats on #100!! :wakawaka:
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:08 PM

From where we dropped in, I didn't even see th bricks on this dive.

Not sure on posting the video (WW has it, I haven't even seen it yet), but hopefully Stingray can post some of the pix! When we saw the shark under the rock, he wouldn't come out and play. So our Divemaster, Mario, took her camera under there to get a good shot!

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:00 PM

Congrats on your 100th dive!!!
I myself am sitting on dive #99, and unless an unexpected diving opportunity comes up, it will be the November Curacao trip before I hit my 100th.
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:38 PM

Congrats on your 100th dive!!!
I myself am sitting on dive #99, and unless an unexpected diving opportunity comes up, it will be the November Curacao trip before I hit my 100th.



:wakawaka: can I be YOUR 100th dive buddy??? :o

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 06:29 AM

Congrats on your 100th dive!!!
I myself am sitting on dive #99, and unless an unexpected diving opportunity comes up, it will be the November Curacao trip before I hit my 100th.



:wakawaka: can I be YOUR 100th dive buddy??? :o

Most definitely, if I end up having to wait until Curacao!!!
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:18 AM

Congrats again on #100 George. It was great meeting you and being there when you hit that milestone.

It was a great trip! Thanks Kamala for a really rewarding experience. The group of people were fantastic, and the diving was awesome. If you've never gone to the Cenotes, you really should add it to your list of things to do! (in my humble opinion, at least)
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:53 AM

Which cenote did you dive?




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