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B A C Turtle

Shell diving
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And while in Cancun, the adventurous traveler should not miss the thrilling turtle tow in the bay. This somewhat pricey but exhilarating water journey will leave you both relaxed and enlightened after a peaceful cruise through the depths, clad as an aquatic reptile.

On land one feels a bit clumsy and heavy in the fiberglass body (see diagram below), but you don’t feel closed in when the turtleneck is screwed on, with the wide-angle view through the head. Once in the water, dry diving in the buoyant shell feels natural and effortless. Twenty meters behind the slow tow boat, steering vertically or horizontally is done easily with the flipper limbs.

The four shell divers’ safety is taken quite seriously as the tow cables have two-way communication and quick releases. The cable guy on the boat also has four-channel, cable TV, and each time a turtle surfaces, an automatic pump-snorkel replaces the bad air.

Feeling like a sea creature gliding among the fish was blissful, especially when we were accompanied by some real sea turtles, until a horny male leatherback, showing too much interest, caused a premature termination of the tour.

FarmerJohn, Apr 26 2003

(?) C Turtles R Us http://www.geocitie...johnnie/turtle.html
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(???) Horny male leatherback + You = Priceless http://www.people.f.../mating_turtles.jpg
[thumbwax, Oct 05 2004]


       own up, Leonardo did that drawing.
po, Apr 26 2003

       By far the most sophisticated anchor diving I’ve ever heard of. (+)
Shz, Apr 26 2003

       DAMN! I thought this was a breath analyzing turtle to test for blood alcohol content
theThinker, May 11 2003

       I am humbled by your creativity. One of these days I'm going to take a week and read all of your postings.   

       As they say in the states, "Why thaank youuuuu!" Be sure to wear your silly hat that week.
FarmerJohn, Sep 06 2003

       Why did this ..er.. sink so fast? It's excellent. Well done, FJ, let me now when they're up and running, I want a go.
egbert, Sep 07 2003

       The horny male leatherback encounter could be the high point of the excursion.
LabRat, Sep 07 2003

       Sea turtles are on of the tiger sharks favorite foods.
macncheesy, Dec 01 2004


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