Michael Cocivera

One of the most exciting things about Bond lifestyles and experiences is learning a new talent and putting it to use. This past fall I did just that. I decided it was time to learn how to scuba dive. I’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive because I am a photographer and videographer, and because it was something I was dreaming of doing after watching Thunderball and 20,000 league Under the Sea as a child.

After earning my PADI certification this past October I went to Isla Mujeres, Mexico for Thanksgiving. While this is not a Bond location it was a “Bond Experience” for me because I totally felt out of my element.

Having new experiences and trying all the things the locals enjoyed doing was a life changing experience while I was on vacation and I will always do exactly that from now on whenever I travel.

So all in all I learned 2 things on this past trip. One…make sure to try the local delicacies (even if you do not think you will like them, you will be surprised.) I learned I love the taste of conch. And two…always appreciate what you have. You might not know how much you have until you meet others less fortunate than yourself.

I attached some photos from my trip for you to see. One is of my diving experience, one is of my conch lunch and the last was of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.

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