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October 17, 2008

178 villas in Mexico Primo Resort areas with FriendsTravel.com

Casa de los Suenos

Casa de los Suenos

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya
12 br, 13.5 ba, Pool

USD $ 1050
Sol Y Luna

Sol Y Luna

Playa Secreto, Riviera Maya
10 br, 9 ba, Beachfront, Pool

USD $ 785
Casa Colina

Casa Colina

Isla Navidad, Manzanillo
6 br, 8 ba, Pool

USD $ 2482
Villa Mandarinas

Villa Mandarinas

Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta
7 br, 7.5 ba, Pool

USD $ 2700

July 31, 2008

DIVE with FriendsTravel.com JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Adventure with Nature

The cool crisp air fills your nostrils as you don your scuba gear. The dive master completes a roll call and provides insight into what you can expect below. “The anchor is in 70 feet of water. To the east about 20 yards is a vast kelp bed. . . ” With the brief over, it your turn to giant stride into the water.

The warm Caribbean Sea, cool Pacific Ocean, or the waters of the Red Sea trickles down your back as your wet-suit reminds you to zip it up the last inch. A quick “okay” signal to the dive master and you begin your descent. At 10 feet your surroundings look deep and blue. As your eyes adjust the ocean floor is even more spectacular than your dive master described. Then, out of the corner of your right eye, something darts quickly behind a clump of kelp. Okay, it’s cool. It’s a sea lion playing with your bubbles. You chuckle as you equalize – this is only the first dive! Truly amazing experience.

Some of the dive sites FriendsTravel.com recommends:

  1. Yongala, AustraliaThe Thistlegorm
  2. Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea
  3. Blue Corner Wall, Palau, Micronesia
  4. Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island
  5. Shark and Yolanda Reef, Egyptian Red Sea
  6. Navy Pier, Australia
  7. Manta Ray Night Dive, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
  8. Big Brother, Egyptian Red Sea
  9. Liberty, Bali, Indonesia
  10. Elphinstone Reef, Egyptian Red Sea
  11. DIVE@FriendsTravel.com