Also, we had the BEST possible setup for diving in Cozumel. Walk out to the dock and be picked up from the hotel, cruise out less than 10 min, a guide hands you all your equipment & your off! I can’t imagine having to take an hour boat ride (I’d probably be barfing somewhere….) and then having to clean & haul all your equipment around. I’m just too lazy, especially on vacation…
However, I’m glad that it’s something that H & I can do together now, and we’ll certainly dive again in places that can’t be missed.
We’re planning on diving in Mauritius next month when we go. Although the photos depict sharks and schools of hundreds of barracuda, I’d much rather see more turtles or some sting ray. I just want to say I’ve dove in the Indian Ocean. We’re only going 1 of our 3 full days on the island, and the only equipment I’m taking (and hauling all over Africa) is my mask.
The Galapagos Islands are on our travel list & that vacation is all about seeing the wildlife and exploring the islands. I’ve heard that the snorkeling is pretty amazing there too, so there may be no need to dive. There are some unusual rules about dive boats, so I’ll have to investigate this more if (when we get ready to head down there.
One of the most famous dive sites in the world is the Great Blue Hole in Belize. I’ve heard such wonderful things about Belize in general, that I’d love to go one year (maybe a long weekend anniversary trip).
Hawaii was one of those place that I’d shied away from for a long time- mostly because of the costs and flight time. The more I learn about the volcanoes and waterfalls and lush mountains, the more I’d love to go. And you can’t go to Hawaii and not dive, so I’m sure we’d be up for a little bit of diving if we made the trek out there.
I know it’s awful, but we’re already planning our trip next year before we’ve done our trip this year! I’m 99% sure we’re going to be headed to New Zealand, and I’ve never been more excited. Compared to our past trips, this will be no history, no museums, no big cities, just all nature. Everything bigger, better, more beautiful, and more stunning. It’s the place to do everything from diving to mountain climbing to sailing to glacier hiking to camping to wineries!
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Holy cow- I missed 10″+ of rain in Houston Monday night & Tuesday. Luckily, no flooding at our house!