How disappointing, my entire text and 2 pictures failed to publish. So here goes again. Today was my first ever deep-sea dive, I took the instruction class 2 days ago and today I did the real thing. I wore a full length dive suit, a bit of a challenge to load this old, soft body into, but I made it Then into the water to get into my diving vest with the tanks on, add weights so I’ll quit floating like a cork and we are ready to descend to the sandy bottom of the ocean in Manzanillo Cove. We hand over hand down a line trying to clear the ear pressure as we go, I have a lot of pressure and can’t get it cleared properly so we are only going to go about 20- 25 ft. We see 6 or more sting rays, a couple were buried in the sand and then came flying out, we see porcupine puffer fish, a beautiful black and white polka-dotted puffer fish, neon blue fish, many stripped fish, some small some large. There are some bright blue soft squishy plants called sponges and a coral colored plant that has suction that stick to your hand when you hold it. There are big fish, little fish and they are everywhere, it is absolutely fantastic. As we come up I have some ear discomfort as I just can’t seem to equalize the pressure properly. They still haven’t cleared completely, but that’s ok, it was an absolutely great adventure.
Later that evening we went to “Frank’s” in Ixtapa for dinner, we’ve been several times in past years to have Azteca Stew and were serenaded by a 6 piece mariachi band. Another great day in Paradise