Living in a Dive Shop

The German made oxygen filling machine with lots of fun gauges.

The German made oxygen filling machine with lots of fun gauges keeping us safe and happily oxygenated underground.

Our humble dive shop abode with dangerously placed hammocks 5 feet off the ground.

Our humble dive shop abode with perilously placed hammocks five feet off the ground.

This one's tested and good to go.

This one’s tested and good to go.

Even more gauges keeping tabs on everything!

Even more gauges!

Creatures of the Jungle

Millipede

I swear this guy is perfectly safe to touch. Fortunately it turned out not to just be a Becky-fact®.

A victim of the dive shop van. There were so many mariposa fluttering across the road that they were difficult to avoid.

A victim of the dive shop van. There were so many mariposa fluttering across the road that they were difficult to avoid.

This "little" guy has a major stinger on his bum and I can't believe Rodrigo picked him up!

This “little” guy has a major stinger on his bum and I can’t believe Rodrigo picked him up!

Diving the Cenotes

Cenote dive #2 called Dream Gate.

Cenotes are entrances to a giant underground river system running through large parts of the Yucatan Peninsula. We’re about to go explore this particular one called “Dream Gate.”

Jump into a dark hole in the ground? Sure thing! Don't mind if I do.

Jump into a dark hole in the ground? Sure thing! Don’t mind if I do.

Beautiful light show is the payoff for some "adventurous" passages.

A beautiful lightshow is the payoff for some “adventurous” passages.

No, I will not stop smiling on the way back from that amazing cenote dive at Dos Ojos in Tulum, Mexico with Paolo and Cenote Diving Tulum.

No, I will not stop smiling on the way back from that amazing cenote dive at Dos Ojos in Tulum, Mexico with Paolo and Cenote Diving Tulum.

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Finding a room in Tulum

Beautiful view at the beachside Mayan ruins in Tulum.

The ruins in Tulum. Not a bad setting to learn about Mayan culture.

Proud, not so little, iguana hanging out at the ruins in Tulum.

Proud, not so little, iguana hanging out between the rocks in the ruins.

In yo face, ruins.

In yo face, ruins.

Home away from home, found parked outside the local Chedraui super market.

Home away from home, found parked outside the local Chedraui super market. Notice the fully functional shower and shower curtain rod.

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Full Moon in Cancun

Full moon rising, on almost the longest day of the year, and with stars shining bright.

Full moon rising, on almost the longest day of the year, and with stars shining bright.

The Dancers mezcal will make you dance! Thanks Leon, for sharing with us your city, home, beach, art, and more.

The Dancers mezcal will make you dance! Thanks Leon, for sharing with us your city, home, beach, art, and more.

Leon creating a wonderful drawing in under two hours.

We conquered Cancun!

We conquered Cancun!

Rock n' roll is not dead in Cancun.

Rock n’ roll is not dead in Cancun.

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Ferry Tales

We packed as much fun into 2.5 days as we could, now it's time to load back on to the last ferry for the night and head back to Cancun.

We packed as much fun into 2.5 days as we could, now it’s time to load back on to the last ferry for the night and head back to Cancun.

Working ward or hardly working? Unload us from this boat right now, we have an island full of adventures to get to!

Working hard or hardly working? Unload us from this boat right now, we have an island full of adventures to get to!

Squeezing by semi trucks to find the ramp to get to the passenger area is kinda nuts.

Squeezing by semi trucks to find the ramp to get to the passenger area is kinda nuts.

Diving Into Medicine

Awesome. I think we need one in Hawaii.

Space Capsule? Submarine?

There's room for six with all these air masks, so climb in!

There’s room for six with all these oxygen masks, so climb in!

Full of fun wires and gadgets and levers.

Full of fun wires, gadgets, and levers.

Carlos, the best Couchsurfing host, at his place of work at the decompression medical clinic in San Miguel, Cozumel.

Carlos, the best Couchsurfing host, at his place of work at the decompression medical clinic in San Miguel, Cozumel.

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