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Old 12-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #526
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I love all your underwater photos. I think Graham may have the same camera that you have and he loves it. I invested in an underwater camera after our Hawaii cruise and I have gone with a Panasonic Lumix, which I love. When our private excursion was cancelled, we were sinking about the shipwreck snorkel, but decided on the Mangrove Forest instead.

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I am happy with the camera so far. It's noti a high dollar one, but does what I need it to do.

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I love the circle pic and all the snorkling under sea pics
I love that picture. I am so glad he suggested taking it.

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I have never been good at snorkeling so I'm not sure that I'd have the nerve to do the excursion that you gals did. But, it looks like so much fun and the underwater pictures are great.
It's really not that hard once you get the mask on right and then getting the breathing down. Claire (7) and Alexis (8) did snorkeling with us this past trip and got it down with in minutes. I was really impressed with how well they caught on.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:58 PM   #527
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Love the snorkeling photos! Always so fun to actually be able to see what you are swimming with! So glad you all decided to go snorkeling! I hope Lisa loved it!
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #528
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I would love to go snorkeling!! It just looks like a lot of fun! What was the little bib thing that you guys were wearing? Did I miss that?

The food… well, the food in the older posts (I'm so far behind!) looks AMAZING!!! And I just want to go on a cruise right now!!! I know what I'm saving my Reward points for now!!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #529
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Love the snorkeling photos! Always so fun to actually be able to see what you are swimming with! So glad you all decided to go snorkeling! I hope Lisa loved it!
Lisa did love it. She kept saying "thanks for talking me into doing this".

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I would love to go snorkeling!! It just looks like a lot of fun! What was the little bib thing that you guys were wearing? Did I miss that?

The food… well, the food in the older posts (I'm so far behind!) looks AMAZING!!! And I just want to go on a cruise right now!!! I know what I'm saving my Reward points for now!!!
It's a little life jacket type thing. You can pump it up a little bit or not. The saltwater makes you float pretty well, but I stil lgive it a slight pump to give me an extra safety. Lots of people hate them though and prefer not to use them at all, but you have to at most of these tours so they just choose not to put air in them.

I also started my next TR (link in signature.) I can't remember if you have been there yet or not, but I am pretty sure I started it while you were gone.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:30 AM   #530
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We noticed the “Owen” guy swimming towards the bottom. I guess he went down to scare some fish into action.





And out came the big fish. He did sort of look like a shark when you looked at him from far away.























There goes a school of fish.



These guys came up pretty close.











We noticed that it was time to head back to the boat so we made our way back. We had one more destination yet.



Something you don’t see too often. LOL



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Old 12-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #531
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As we went over to the shipwreck site we were given a bit of history. It wasn’t very far from where we just were either.

A little info about the shipwreck. “The Cali, built in 1900, was a 220-foot long steel-hulled four-masted barquentine that sank in George Town harbour in 1949. She was sailing from Ecuador to Cuba with a cargo of rice when she encountered bad weather and began to leak. She diverted to Grand Cayman but attempts to keep her afloat failed and she was run aground.”
Basically what we were told is she ran into shallow waters to avoid sinking, but she was full of rice and it expanded from the water and started breaking the ship apart. It sat there for many years and finally they decided to blow her up to sink her completely, but someone was a little bit generous with the dynamite and added way too much and she blew up BIG and pieces went flying all over and into town. Her remains are on the bottom and we could see quite a bit.

Time to get back in.















And I attempted a little underwater video.











This is kind of spooky looking.



I played with some of the ways I edited the pictures, so the water itself didn’t really turn to a different green or blue, just the way I edited it to see if I could get them clearer.









Another peek at our ship.



These fish just totally cracked me up.



They would swim right at me and then quickly turn away.





It was like they would say “hey let’s check her out … oh wait …… she’s scary, turn around quick”.

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:23 PM   #534
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We made friends with the yellow-striped fish in Cozumel, too. I loved them and they kept checking us out, too.

By the way, I have started my trip report. It is linked under "Christmas Has Come Early" in my signature. I will make slow progress with this to start off with as I have my citizenship ceremony on Wednesday, plenty to catch up with at work after being on leave for nearly a month and a Christmas party on Saturday.

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #535
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We made friends with the yellow-striped fish in Cozumel, too. I loved them and they kept checking us out, too.

By the way, I have started my trip report. It is linked under "Christmas Has Come Early" in my signature. I will make slow progress with this to start off with as I have my citizenship ceremony on Wednesday, plenty to catch up with at work after being on leave for nearly a month and a Christmas party on Saturday.

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All drinks purchases on board carry a 15% auto-gratuity. This also includes bottled water and sodas that are purchased at a bar or through room service.

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It didn't bother me so much because I do know they add tips on to all drinks, but water does seem a little extreme for that. It wasn't much, so i didn't care too much. It irritated me more that the guy in front of me wasted that time adding a tip when it would've been added anyways. LOL
Ah! I thought it was BEYOND the auto-gratuity. Whew! No big deal then.

LOVE your pictures - they are so fun to look at and remember it all! This excursion was a definite highlight for me, I cannot wait to snorkel again.

We look HAWT in those masks!
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Ah! I thought it was BEYOND the auto-gratuity. Whew! No big deal then.

LOVE your pictures - they are so fun to look at and remember it all! This excursion was a definite highlight for me, I cannot wait to snorkel again.

We look HAWT in those masks!
I had a blast too. I am so gald we did it.
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THat dive site looks so cool! I would love to swim over a sunken ship! It reminded me of the Titanic photos at the beginning of the movie.
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Love the snorkling photos! I love snorkling though I haven't gone in years! I think that little "Nemo" probably swam back crying "Mama, Mama, I just saw the most humongous fish ever!"
I used to have to keep telling myself "don't smile, don't smile" because every time I'd smile with joy, I'd get water in my mask!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:07 AM   #540
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Luvin the fishy pics!
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