• otherworldly coral formations with eerie light shining down from the surface
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    The Complete Cozumel Scuba Diving Guide

    Disclaimer: I was a guest of ScubaTony for a full week of Cozumel scuba diving. As always, all opinions are my own. Mask on, regulator in, roll back… Descend down to towering reef formations and thriving wildlife. Giant green moray eels popping out of their holes, nurse sharks and hawksbill turtles meandering along, and hundreds and hundreds of colorful fish swimming to and fro. Cozumel scuba diving will spoil you for the rest of your life. After first getting my PADI Open Water certification in Cozumel a year ago, I returned to Cozumel this January with the intention of spending as little time above water as possible. And I definitely…

  • A scuba instructor underwater for the SSI Advanced Open Water course
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    SSI Advanced Open Water Course with ScubaTony in Cozumel, Mexico [Review]

    Disclaimer: I received my SSI Advanced Open Water Course, as well as 3 days of fun dives, from ScubaTony in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions are my own. With warm waters, absolutely amazing marine life and coral formations, and a boat load of dive schools–not to mention its easy access from the US–Cozumel is a super popular spot to get dive certified. I took my Open Water Course in Cozumel just over a year ago, and when I was looking at where to do my SSI Advanced Open Water certification, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to return to Cozumel. But what dive shop to…

  • the main pyramid of chichen itza in mexico
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    The Perfect 2 Week Mexico Itinerary for First-Timers

    Heading to Mexico and not sure where to start? There is honestly SO MUCH to do in this amazing country, and it’s hard to narrow down where to go. That’s why I’ve created this perfect 2 week Mexico itinerary for first timers. So you can stop agonizing and start having fun! From the beaches of Tulum to the otherworldly cenotes of Valladolid, I spent 3 weeks backpacking around Mexico and distilled everything down into this perfect 2 week itinerary. I hope you enjoy! A 2 Week Mexico Itinerary This 2 week Mexico itinerary focuses solely on the Yucatan peninsula, visiting Cozumel, Valladolid, Tulum, and Bacalar. Although many Mexico itineraries suggest…