A trip to Mexico isn’t complete without a mini excursion to Chichén Itzá. Located in the Yucatán Peninsula, about 200 km from Cancun, Chichén Itzá is considered one of the seven wonders of the world, with El Castillo being the most notable structure.
It took me six months to finally get my Scuba Diving Open Water Certification. I had originally intended on completing it while still living in Tucson, going through The Dive Shop for the academics, confined water, and eventually the open water portions. I was in the process of moving and without much to do and no dog to worry about, I signed up for the class, completing my academics in the evenings after work and spending an entire weekend doing the confined water skills.
Due to work, I was unable to go to Lake Pleasant and finish my open water dives. When I moved to Rapid City, I ended up Googling scuba diving places in South Dakota and found Landshark Scuba in Sioux Falls, gave them a call, and they helped me set up on their next dive trip to Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. I planned for months, getting my gear together, reviewing basic skills, and finally it was time to get on the plane. It had been cold in South Dakota, so the warm weather was exactly what I needed.