Jake was the last one to roll out of bed this morning, but everyone else slept in too! We had a great breakfast on the top floor of a place just down the beach from our hotel.
The entrance is an elevator door in a wall that you might just walk by if you were not looking for it. This reminded me of a nightclub with a doorman
outside letting you in. The only thing missing was the red carpet, and a line. On the 11thfloor we had a table overlooking the Ferry port and the ocean – Very nice way to kick things off. The breakfast was great and reasonable priced too. While Alice and Maggie headed back to the pool, Jake and I hit the local supper mart, a cross between a Wal-Mart and the Norfolk Food Mart with some Whole Food influences, like the fresh baked breads (Jakes favorite part). We loaded up on miscellaneous Mexican versions of drinks and snacks. Other then the Diet Coke AKA Coca-Cola-light and Squirt (A Grandpa Jimmy favorite and now Maggie favorite) all thing we had never had before.
Another cool features was the escalator/ramp entrance and exit!
The morning at the pool was great – the water was warm and the sun was out until it was not, learning from yesterday’s rainstorm we packed up just before it started. Great timing as it was time to Scuba Dive – Jake, Maggie and I headed out to the harbor to meet “Scuba Tony” our instructor for an introduction to scuba lessen and open water dive. Heading back to the pool was one worried mom, who had just locked herself out of the room. This did not help with her anxiety of her family going off to do something that simply, scared the shit out of her.
Scuba Tony –
Scuba Tony, an X eleven year LA cop turned scuba bum, was our instructor. Tony is a friend of Jake & Maggie’s cousins Margoux and Ellie’s dad (Party Marty), who were here just last week diving. As I sat in
the boat, he instructed Jake and Maggie in the fundamentals of Scuba Mexican style. After about 20 minutes I joined them in the water for our first family dive, of approximately 40 feet. The reefs off of Cozumel were a great experience – so much so we ended up doing a second dive in a great location that included thousands of fish, a
turtle, a barracuda, and tons of coral. Maggie used more oxygen than Jake and I; she probably hyperventilated like her mother. Next challenge would be to get Jake and Maggie certified so I have an excuse to take dive vacations. More underwater pictures to come, we hope.
After the dives, we met Alice for dinner at a great little place over looking the ocean, followed by a win by me at phase 10 and frozen yogurt.