We spent this last week kicking around the water in Akumal, Mexico at Half Moon Bay and let me just say when you wake up to an ocean view every morning you really begin to wonder why you chose to live in such a cold and snowy place...
My dad and his wife Kate invited us to go and nothing sounded better than a warm get away with great company!
We spent the majority of our time in the water. We went on about four Scuba dive trips. Two dives in Cozumel, one night dive in Akumal, and a Cenote dive.
I get cold really easily in the water so while Derek would wear a shorty diving I would wear a shorty under my full body wet suit! In the picture above I was going diving in a Cenote (fresh water caves) and they are really cold so I put on an arctic suit complete with a head cover and had the warmest dive of my life! Which means it was absolutely wonderful!!
We also saw a lot of sea life
Trumpet fish in the Yalku
Foreign Fish in the Yalku
Oh no it's just Derek who is Great and looking pretty White underwater
To bad you can't see that my entire body is 100% goosebumps! Not that the water isn't a pleasant 80 degrees, I am just weak sauce.
There were a lot of turtles in the bay in front of where we were staying
This is a 4.5 ft barracuda that I swam up on in some coral formations, me and the fish startled each other half to death. Derek kept trying to get me to swim next to it for scale but there was no way I was going near that thing seeing as it was almost longer than me and those teeth look so menacing!
The view at Tulum
My dad nicely offset by the crystal blue water backdrop
Derek and I testing out the waters of Tulum
There were hundreds of Iguanas everywhere we turned that seemed perfectly posed for photos
My dad ordering food, now for him the only essential words he needs to know in Spanish are as follows Coca, Langosta, and Zucaritas
Derek took us all out sailing on a catamaran one day
My dad was a little nervous about the whole thing
everyone else enjoyed it...
well except for when the boom came flying across hitting Kate and me in the head
Thanks Dad and Kate for the memories and adventures!
We love you XOX