Thursday, June 28, 2012

I Think My Heart My Heart Stopped Beating: Cabo San Lucas

Sixth Port on the 15 Day Celebrity Millennium Cruise:

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Snorkeling in the Frigid Cold Waters of the Sea of Cortez



 Excuse the shakiness por favor. 

Remember how I said that one of the wonderful aspects of a Mexican excursion is an open bar, beautiful weather and lovely scenery? Well, that's mostly true concerning Cabo San Lucas. It is absolutely gorgeous, with a lovely open bar on board our catamaran.The weather though was a bit on the chilly side but that certainly didn't compare to the temperature of the water. I'm guessing this mainly had to do with our arriving in late May and a tropical depression south of us, but the water temperature that we were to go snorkeling in was a balmy 60 degrees. . . 

There was no easy way to get in that water. You could use a ladder, jump in or use the water slide. It didn't matter though because whichever way you chose to go, as soon as your body hit that water, it was enough to make your heart stop and produce a high pitched squeal you didn't know you were capable of doing. The few burly men in our group attempted a bit of bravado before jumping in but once their torso hit those chilled waters they were reduced to whimpering little girls; it was indeed that cold.

Although every ounce of me wanted to jump out of the salted Sea of Cortez I managed to stay in and add some new sea creatures to my snorkeling expeditions list, including some sea urchins and a needle fish. Overall it was a great excursion, minus the bone-chilling waters, and the town of Cabo San Lucas is a beautiful and fantastic place to visit. My only advice is to get ready to turn on those blinders because once you walk off your tendered boat and get off the dock there are quite a few of two-legged sharks all lined up ready to hock their own excursions.

1 comment:

  1. I could not stay underwater for more than a few seconds. The low temperature and flotation device combined to downgrade my endurance to that of a five year-old :(