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... into the bin so I could make room for the new collection. The rest of the afternoon was fabulous, I put on my new bikinis and headed straight to the rooftop. We sat in the sun, lapping it up reading mags, chatting and sipping on icy cold rose. Soon the time had come, Jess had always said way before any of us had left for the trip that when we got to the penthouse, she would get out her scissors and give Stuie and Stephie haircuts. So it began!! An afternoon of ...
... got up super early and went to Cozumel, an island about 30min away from Playa by ferry. We spent the morning exploring the town and the afternoon diving! We went with deep blue, which was a company suggested by our lonely planet book. They were really good, had great equipment and were nice people. It cost M$2440 for the both of us and included 2 dives and all the gear. First we went to the Santa Rosa wall, this was about a 25m dive but the reef probably ...
... about. This was due to an accident some months earlier when a guy (a free-diver) tried to cross from one 'eye' to the other (they are connected through a tunnel of 30m, plus you see the way clearly from one end to the other). Sadly he went up too fast and hit his head by swimming up to the air bubble half way through, he lost consciousness and drowned. Well that's the background story. Nonetheless, we had fun diving and playing with the fishes all around ...
... the Great Ball Court. If you stand in certain places near the Pyramid and clap your hands the Pyramid literally "talks" back to you (no not an echo) and from what were were told if you play different notes on the drums then more weird and wonderful sounds are produced. I can't remember the finer details, but this temple was built in harmony with the Mayan Solar Calendar, which each level representing the various days and months etc ...
... was possible). The only thing that wasn't as good was the swim out pool, as you share that with 3 other rooms and at Jumby we had our own, but we seriously didn't care at all because the room and the whole thing was so beautiful! And ************e was using their swim out during the week, so we took advantage a couple of times.
However the pool area is SO fun, so you really don't want to miss that! My husband played pool volleyball every day, while I ...