WEARING: Swim suit from VICTORIA SECRET |
~ We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail, come sail with me ~
Last month, I had the honour of being a part of one of my dearest friend’s wedding in sunny Riviera Maya; a part of Mexico that I’ve always wanted to visit. I stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel – family side (they have an adult side as well), which I will explain more in my next post.
The best part of sunny destinations is the variety of water activities available; if you love swimming as much as do. Thanks to the newly weds who treated us to a free excursion, I spent my last day along with all the guests snorkeling and setting sail on the catamaran excursion. A tan at this point was unavoidable…
Sailing in the open waters with the endless world above and below us; blue and emerald-green. It was paradise – relaxing and breathtaking. Unfortunately, a several few of the guests got seasick so if you do have motion sickness, this is not your best excursion option. As usual, always bring a bottle of medication in case – something like Gravol. Below is a picture taken when the catamaran was preparing to dock aside for us to swim.
Because I was too busy staring at the surrounding and enjoying time with friends, I absolutely forgot to take a picture of the catamaran. This was my second time on a catamaran and I must say, this time beats the first by a thousand miles. The service was phenomenal, friendly and interactive crew members, and bringing safety and fun as their top priorities – thank you Paradise Catamarans.
My favourite part is being able to swim in the open waters because you don’t get such an opportunity in Toronto. So glad I learned how to swim when I was young and actually fell in love with it. They do have life jackets available if you are not comfortable swimming without one because the water is quite deep. After setting sail, they will stop at the spot for snorkeling and one of the crew members will guide everyone around. I did not see many fish because you have to go quite deep and this was only my second time snorkeling. If you do not do it properly, you will end up swallowing a lot of salt water and that can cause vomiting. Key things to remember when snorkeling is:
- Breath through your mouth
- Ensure the mask is sealed air-tight to your face
- Blow up your life jacket if you are not a strong swimmer or good at treading in water
- Do not bind the flippers on too tight as this my cut your blood circulation and cause muscle cramps while in water
- Often clear water from your snorkel tube
- Avoid wearing contacts (sorry if you can’t see) as the salt water may cause irritation