Cozumel Dive: 4
Site: Chac Mool, Playa del Carmen
Avg/Max Depth: 28/42
Buddies: Nick, Curtis, Kristen
I was very concerned about my ears going into the second dive. Delphine told us we were going to surface in one of the caves where there was an air pocket to have a look around. My first descent went well, but I started having serious problems after that. After hanging out at 25 feet for longer than I had patience for with no ear improvement, I gave the up signal for the first time in my diving career. I could see the entry point from where we were and I completely threw in the proverbial towel. Delphine brought me up to about 10 feet and had me descend again very slowly. All was good after that. Well, all except my mask, which decided it was going to leak like a geiser the entire dive.
Overall, it was a great diving experience. I’m really glad we made the trip to the mainland to do them. Words can’t do the cenotes justice, so have a look at one of Curtis’s videos: