|The Mendoza Family|
|Lobby of Viva Maya|
|Main Pool at Viva Maya|
|The Main Bar|
|Erika on the Way to the First Reef|
The second reef we visited was much shallower and the sun came out at that point, which was a good thing because we were pretty cold after that first swim. Bernie put a piece of pineapple in his pocket and we were mobbed with tropical fish of many types that followed him everywhere, even when he dove down deep. We could see much better in the sunshine and I enjoyed swimming with all the fish. I felt like I was swimming in Finding Nemo. At times, fish would swim right up to my mask and look me in the face.
|Blue Angel Dive Shop Complex|
|Playa del Carmen at Sunset|
We went to see the show after dinner. The theme of the show was a “Mr. Maya” contest. The four contestants were a 65 year old Italian named Giuseppe, a Canadian in his early 20’s, another very attractive Canadian in his early 40’s and an 18 year old Canadian who often looked mortified, but was a good sport and always managed to make a good effort. There were various contests, including one where the men worked with a female partner to pop balloons by smashing them between various body parts. Giuseppe won by a mile. His wife was a trooper during the balloons smashing contest, especially since they were slipped one filled with whipped cream.