Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico - Next stop, Mexico. We flew into Cancun and went straight to Playa del Carmen. Super touristy with a Starbucks on every corner, we were a bit shocked after the remoteness of Galapagos. However, PdC is an excellent base for diving in some of the world’s clearest waters. Conny took a free diving course with Maca Benitez of Apnea freediving, who claimed he “swims like a ballerina” and was a natural freediver after successfully diving down to 20m in a cenote (freshwater sinkhole) at his first attempt. Following his course, we spent several days diving. First of all in a cenote called Chac Mol. Although there is not much in the way of life in the caves, we experienced the halocline (where the salt and freshwater meet), which creates this surreal view. Although you remain underwater, you feel like you are looking down at the water from above as if you were looking at a pool from land. After moving through one of the caves, we reached an air pocket, where we took out our regulator and breathed fresh air. And finally, the light - it gets really dark inside the cave, but looking back at the opening, the light is really magical. We followed this dive with two days of diving from Cozumel island, and we saw turtles and reef sharks. The highlight was the clarity of the water, the colourful reefs and diving through small tunnels in the reefs. Following Cozumel, we went to Isla Mujeres, which I’m sure is beautiful 99% of the time, but while we were there, all it did was rain and rain until the streets were flooding. Onwards to Miami, where it rained some more, and Tampa, Florida where it rained a little bit more. Once again, the weather matched exactly how we were feeling at the end of our amazing trip.