Jun 11, 2008
Over the last six months we've done our fair share of cave diving around the Riviera Maya and in the process we've met lots of wonderful people who also share a passion for cave diving. Most of our dive friends also work in the diving industry- wait, ALL of our diving friends work in the industry. They get to live in exotic locations and dive beautiful reefs and cave systems, but the other side of the coin is that they also don't make that much money.
Ross had been living and working in Playa for about a year when he was offered another opportunity. He, and his lovely girlfriend Sandra, are leaving today to go run the diving portion of an extremely high-end resort in Mozambique for the next 6 months followed by some traveling around Africa.
On Monday they had a farewell party over at La Hora Feliz and lots of diving peeps came out to see them off. (Of course, across the street at La Fe there was another farewell party for another diving couple who were off to Egypt and the Maldives).
This sort of thing doesn't do well for our wanderlust. Both Hans and I daydreamed for about 10 minutes on going to Mozambique, but the reality is that we have the sort of jobs that require us to be available and working regularly (Hans even had to stay up working all night one night last week when there was a problem with one of our servers). So jetting off to Mozambique just isn't in the cards for us right now (besides, we just got to Mexico!).
So, farewell Ross and Sandy! We hope to see you guys again and best of luck in Africa!