Everybody knows the Mexican Caribbean offers a beautiful scenery for scuba diving. However, I bet you didn’t know you can also scuba dive in a spring-fed lake in the middle of the country. How do I know this you might ask? Well, that’s very simple. I grew up there.
Just outside Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi (my hometown) you’ll find the Laguna Media Luna (Half Moon Lagoon). Fed my natural springs more than 70,000 gallons of water move through the lagoon per minute – making the water uncommonly clear. With earth-warmed spring water constantly flowing the lagoon temperature is ALWAYS 85 degrees. Exactly, warm water!
Even though I was born and raised in the area, I barely visited La Media Luna – Mostly because my mom was overprotected plus I’m not really an outdoors type of guy. Therefore, when I went back for a visit a couple months ago and heard one of my friends was working as a scuba diving instructor, I knew I have to give it a try.
If you happen to be close to La Media Luna, you must check it out. Even if you haven’t scuba dive before; my friend Yon and the staff of Descubre El Buceo will teach you the basic techniques needed to complete your first diving experience in a safe, easy and fun way.
I won’t lie the idea of being submerged underwater kind of freaked me out, but after a few minutes scuba diving I felt much relaxed. Besides, the 2-hours-course imparted prior our descendant made me feel more confident in the water. Much to my surprise, we remained in the water for almost two hours.
All the scuba diving made me hungry, so my friends and I head downtown to my dad’s restaurant “La Chaparrita 2” where we enjoyed the typical Rio Verde dish “enchiladas rioverdenses” so delicious! Make sure to stop by and say Hola Sr. Willy to my dad. #sponsored #ad #familybussines
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