Photographic Adventures in Paradise
The Mexican Caribbean sea offers clear warm water year round. The reef offshore is the second longest in the world. Many varieties of sea life are in abundance. It’s a great place to be a scuba diver and or a snorkeler.
We would like to welcome you to the Caribbean with this video of our scuba dive off Punta Cancun on Saturday, Sept. 11th. Click on the arrow in the picture to watch our video of it.
On Wednesday Sept.8th we boarded the boat at the Scuba Cancun facility in the hotel zone that would take us to Isla Contoy.
This is our $10 boarding picture………….:)
Click on the arrow in the picture to view the video of our trip…..
Scuba Cancun dock on the lagoon side……our point of departure
Cancuntom and Cancunsuz
Our wake going out to sea……..
We stopped for a snorkel on the way……….
The reef police came out to check that we were all wearing out life vests and tax bracelets
A nearby group and their wooden ship………
The water was warm, clear, and the marine life was out in force….. and it was the first time we saw a shark in the wild. Sorry no pictures of her, we don’t have a underwater camera. She was on the bottom sleeping and she was a nurse shark about 5 ft. long. We were able to get within 3-4 feet of her.
Later……….. captain stopped the boat so we could photograph this flock of birds floating on the water
I never stop being amazed at the color of the water.
The observation tower in the distance….
Welcome sign explaining the National Park Isla Contoy…..
On the island…..some beach pictures
The walkway to the bird sanctuary observation platform
View from the platform……
You may see more or less species of birds here depending on the time of year and the migration schedules of the birds that pass through
Our guide explaining some local flora…..
A very tame sting ray came to play with everyone……
I’m reaching to pet it and take a picture at the same time………..”multitasking”
The hot table with our lunch prepared on site by the crew…….
Don’t know what species fish it was but yummy…….
Iggy stopped by with a few buddies to beg for leftovers…….
Some pictures and a video of last nights celebration of Mexico’s Bicentennial at City Hall in Cancun, Mx.
Plenty of food stands, but curiously, we could not find a single porta potty ?????
The symbolic “bell”………
Suzie w/ Pancho…………
The main stage…..
The eagle with perched on the cactus with the serpent in it’s beak………….. a symbol present on every Mexican Flag
Some of the entertainers……..
Video of the Mayor’s speech, ringing of the bell, and “Viva” to everybody and place………..(click on the arrow)
After the speech they put on a pretty good fireworks display and the bands cranked up and the air was filled with confetti. We enjoyed ourselves, great job Cancun, Quintanna Roo, and Mexico!