Airplane departure scheduled for the evening.
No time for SCUBA—no-fly would extend til the next day.
What's left to do?
Early morning free-diving!
So in the last of our Cancún vacation dives organised by
Sharon Walters and Scorpio Divers, we joined Julien
to free-dive the Banderas reef for a few hours.
Under Julien's tutelage, both of us sought to extend our
free-diving working time.
We brought out the line again as a referent, letting it fall
some ten or so metres.
For the next few hours, we dove alongside the line with
increasing time limits as we learned to control breathing
contractions and properly rest between dives.
The latter is important: both of us have notoriously cut surface
times short, letting carbon dioxide build in our lungs and
reducing bottom time.
By using a rule-of-thumb of resting for at least twice our
bottom time, we were able to gain more capacity.
We look forward to returning to Cancún for future vacations to
dive the cenotes and the open reef.
diver course and free-diving course look especially
Marine life in this article: bluestriped gruntFrench grunthoneycomb cowfishsouthern stingrayblue chromistwo-bar rabbitfishocean triggerfishFrench angelfishgrey angelfish.