We weren't even sure whether or not we should bring our cameras when Melody and Enrico told us and everyone else who attended their wedding to meet them in the lobby of our resort at 10 a.m. I'm glad we did, though, because they took everyone on this amazing boat ride where we got to snorkel, swim with sharks (yes, sharks!), and just in general have an awesome time snacking, drinking, and swimming around in the warmest water I've ever encountered outside of a bathtub. I grew up swimming in pools and the lakes in Minnesota, so I was pretty shocked when I got in the water and didn't immediately feel all of the air in my lungs constrict. Phi was doing video, so he stayed on the boat, but I put my camera down when it came time to snorkel. It was pretty amazing. There were whole schools of tropical fish and we even saw a stingray! I was a little more reticent when it came to getting in the water with the sharks, because I'm absolutely, completely irrationally terrified of them. Our guides, however, assured us that the sharks were completely harmless and not at all the type of sharks that prefer to dine of photographers. I believe their name in Spanish translates to "Cat Shark" and they had small mouths, small teeth, and were clearly uninterested in me. That being said, at one point one of the sharks turned and started swimming towards me and I shrieked into my snorkel and swam away from it as quickly as possible.
As I do not have an underwater housing for my camera, I can't offer any photos of my underwater adventures. I did, however, try to make up for it by taking a ton of photos of the party we threw on the boat. In case you can't tell, it was crazy fun.