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Mar 6, 2011 - Majahual + Divemaster

SO, I have now been living in Majahual for almost 3 months, and what a 3 months it has been. I pretty much work for 6 days a week, for about 10 hours a day. The earliest we have been called into work is for a 6am start, and the latest I have been there would be about 6pm - THUS my "laziness" with doing any posting! :-) Majahual I'm not sure how much I have written about Majahual (spelt Mahahual for the tourists - called Costa Maya for the cruise ship folk), but I will try and give you an understanding of the town I live in. Majahual was...

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Nov 19, 2010 - Update - Punta Gruesa

Update: Went to Tulum and: - Swam with tultles at Acumal, freaken awesome!! - Dived a Cenote call Dos Ojos; like diving an art gallery as apposed to an aquarium, very pretty and great swim throughs, but no life. - Went to the Coba Mayan ruins – hired a bike and cruised the ruins. Have completed: - My Fish data collection training; I begin data collection next week, very happy about this! - My Rescue diver; all pre-requisites for Divemaster complete - Have gotten my dive placement and will be going to Majahual; the best divemaster training...

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Oct 30, 2010 - Week 4

This week * No diving Mon, Tues,Wed because of the residual weather of the hurricane * Thursday I had the most exciting interaction with a Loggerhead Turtle. The water was murky (< 5 meters visibility) so a very old Loggerhead (faded shell, barnacles, the works) that was about 3 to 4 feet in length. The turle couldn't really tell what we where until it was surrounded by 5 divers. At this point it took a really close look at Tristan (Instructor), decided he wasn't a problem and then practically brushed against my shoulder as it casually...

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Oct 25, 2010 - Update - Punta Gruesa

I typed the below at base, but since we were evacuated to Majahual in case Hurricane Richard changed course, I get to send it :-) Richard made Landfall at Belize City and reduced in ferocity as it moved into Guatemala; we are safe :-) ------------------- Some photos of the base for you! Finally I have a moment to write! It has been non-stop since we began. We get up in the morning and start duties, eat breakfast, do a lecture, go on a dive / study for a test or Rescue Diver / cook, and squeeze in lunch, another lecture before dinner,...

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Oct 8, 2010 - Punta Gruesa

Hello! I have finally gotten a chance to get into town! We have been on base for a week now, studying for our Advanced Open Water certification (Which I got yesterday! :-) and studying our target adult fish; I passed that test this morning, so I can now recognize 60 tropical adult fish :-) To get the Advanced certificate I have been on five dives and seen many beautiful fish - and recognized sooo many! The best so far has been the French Angelfish ( which are about a a foot long and about the same in height, and coloured black and yellow )...

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May 3, 2008 - The Breakup

No, we did not break up. We did, however, go our separate ways for a few days as Rachel went south to Tulum with her mom and sister to a yoga retreat that they had planned. While my dad and i explored the coast looking for spots to dive. Ill cover my part of the trip while Rachel covers her week later on. Let me start by saying that I have a lot of love and respect for my dad. He is what i would consider a force of nature, seeming never to tire and even though he is 35 years my senior I never worry if he will be able to keep up or if i am...

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Feb 26, 2007 - Majahual/Costa Maya, Mexico

Majahual is a traditional fishing village on the Costa Maya with palm tree-lined beaches and crystal clear waters made for sunbathing and snorkeling. Take a day trip to Punta Herrero, a small village in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Or explore the coastal lagoons and Chinchorro Bank, the world famous atoll located 18 miles offshore. Monday we arrived in Costa Maya, Mexico. High of 86F/30C. No tours planned but went ashore to explore. Found a "ship owned" compound. Lots of jewelry stores and tourist junk shops, all advertising duty free...

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Dec 4, 2006 - Costa Maya, Mexico

We arrived at Costa Maya around 1000 Monday morning. I had a snorkeling tour at 1050. Again it was very overcast, but there were signs it might break some. By the time we reached the snorkeling area we had some sunshine and the water was not stirred up as I had feared so the snorkeling was enjoyable. On the way back I noticed the ships were being rained on and it looked like it was headed our way. Just as we started to tie up to the dock it hit us. We walked down a long pier being peppered with stinging drops of horizontal rain as the...

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Oct 1, 2006 - Majahual

A cude little fishing village in the caribeens. It couldn't be better - the water is totally blue, the palm trees are moving tranquilla in the wind, the sun is shining and the people are relaxed. The first sight of the sea was amazing...like a little dream coming true. We spend a some really nice days here, eating fresh Barbacuda from the BBQ, sipping Piña Colada and enjoying an ice cold beer in the afternoon sun.

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