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Posted by Walt on October 23, 2005 at 20:50:43:

In Reply to: Scuba diving in Cozumel question.... going there for Christmas posted by kylecawazafla on October 23, 2005 at 18:28:50:

Kyle -
From your posts you appear to have a good head on your shoulders. Search out a good instructor in your area - one that is more interested in teaching you than in certifying you (there is a big differnce). Good programs can be found at local colleges, county programs, the YMCA, or a shop with a good reputation and long track record. Swim at least every other day (at least a mile) and snorkel and freedive whenever you have a chance. Learn to dive and then dive often.

The resort intro experiences are fun and you will get to see some of what is there. Don't confuse them with certification programs - the exploratory programs allow you to go underwater under close supervision and experience scuba. You'll see quite a bit of life in the shallows and Cozumel is great for this.

Among my favorite past dives were vacations where I freedove for hours on end exploring shallow reefs off of western Mexico that are teaming with life.

Now go learn to dive!

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