I’m dangerous enough above ground so how I’d fare among the watery statues is a scary thought now TUI can play underwater in Cancun again.
I will go peaking into the ocean depths again… and maybe soon enough.
And that would certainly give me the shot of confidence I’d need to explore Cancun’s underwater museum.
It’s hard to think my forebears emerged from the sea when you consider my attempts at snorkelling.
Then I went chasing them twice in Barbados off our catamaran.
Though to be fair the first time my rum breath probably put the turtles off.
I did see me Mr and Mrs Turtle on my return a year later.
And I hope they’ll remember me when I roll into Bim in the next couple of days for their Barbados Celtic Festival.
More of which when I negotiate the myriad regs required to clear the gates.
Do the Cancun
Cancun, where we started talking about snorkelling today is a favourite Caribbean destination for Americans and Europeans.
And as well as being a great party hotspot it boasts something rare in its Underwater Museum of Art.
Now, this does exactly what it says on the tin, though that would be like no tin you’ve ever seen before.
Under the sea
Musamexico.org suggests a choice of scuba diving options.
A snorkel at the gallery of Punta Nizuc at $47 or a glass-bottom boat snorkel paradise adventure for the same price.
Well, you pays your money and takes your choice and my choice is the glass-bottomed boat.
It was a great view of shipwrecks off Barbados and Malta.
And I dare say it would have been the best compromise in Jordan where my bushy moustache clogged my nasal passages.
And The Scary One did badger me to tidy up my beardie before I left for Barbados this time.
TUI Mex my day
If you do want to check out the underwater statues then TUI has non-stop flights from Dublin to Cancun from next June.
So pencil into your calendar… every Monday from June 5 for seven weeks.
That’s a fortnight at any one of their range of more than 70 hotels along the Caribbean Coast.
Adult prices at the Riu Lupita, Playacar on an All Inclusive basis for 14 nights from €1,799 per person. Booking deposit is from €150 per person.
So yes, TUI can play underwater in Cancun.