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I love diving, heres an edit I made of my last dive trip
next trip will be spring break to Belize, stoked!
bump, just got back from cayman, those walls are beautiful and I saw the hugest fucking lobster.
anyways, is there a pretty chill scuba forum website like ns anywhere?
I found scubaboard to be too much of an older generation vibe, (no profanity, drug or alcohol talk, etc).
We may be out of look though considering not too many people of the younger generations dive as much.
cozumel is amazing if you don't spend all your time on the most popular sites.
Palancar is the most well known for a good reason, it is pretty incredible but the area gets so much traffic that the reef is a little more abused than some other less known spots.
Have you been before?
Oh nice, i've only been to the area once, but the diving was pretty phenomenal. We dove through papa hog's dive charters and they were great, but again it was my first time so there could be better operations, who knows.
As far as dive sites, one of my favorites was a wall called yucab, there was about a 3knot current along the wall if I remember correctly and massive parrotfish, triggers, angelfish, some of the biggest I have ever seen. The current gave the effect that you were flying along this reef with the rest of the fish and it is still one of my favorite daves to this day.
If the water gets too rough and you're not feeling like taking a day off you can hop on the ferry over to playa del carmen and get a cab ride to akumal where the water is usually a little calmer, and there are turtles and rays fucking everywhere.
Cozumel is such a sick island too aside from the diving. It has become alot more touristy as a result of the cruise ship ports but you can still find alot of seclued parts of the town as well as good local food and bars.
Really hope to get back there at some point, pretty amazing place.