On my actual birthday I had a scuba diving trip planned with Agua Clara Diving Tulum (https://aguaclaradivingtulum.com). I was supposed to go scuba diving in Key Largo, Florida a few weeks ago but my plans got scratched due to bad weather. I was only able to do the Discover Scuba Diving which was fine since my time in Tulum was limited. The staff at Agua Clara were super nice and patient with me (I come with the shenanigans sometimes y’all 🤣). After going over the basics in a 30 minute course it was time to jump in. We started the dive in a cenote near Tulum called Casa Cenote. Cenotes are a great place to learn diving. It’s calm and crystal clear water are ideal to practice the essential skills you need to try diving for the first time. A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes ground water and Mexico has over 6000 cenotes! There was a manatee in the cenote a few days ago and it would have been awesome to see it! Oh and there is an alligator named “Pancho” that hangs out in Casa Cenote. Let’s just say that I was on the lookout for my man “Pancho” lol! My diving experience with Agua Clara was awesome and I’ll definitely keep this company on my list to use again if I happen to make my way back to Tulum!
Although I am new to diving and I am learning the ropes as I go along, I think this is something that I will keep doing as many times as possible. There is a little fear of the unknown underwater world for me but it’s a healthy fear ( I keep thinking that I’m going to run across some monster from the deep 🤣). You wouldn’t believe how many times that I’ve been absolutely terrified to do something but I still did it. For me this bucketlist life has shown me what I’m made off and has opened me up a whole new world! Cheers to new experiences and adding a new hobby to my long list of hobbies.