My flight eventually took off, and found maryz waiting at the airport. She had been awake for over 30 hours, so from there, straight to a hotel. I got up the next morning and wandered about San Jose. Then we went to breakfast and decided to walk across the city to the bus terminal. And took a 4 hour bus ride in the middle of the day, straight across the country. A 35km cab ride later, and we were on a dark sand beach.
Today, when diving: surface temperature 90F, safety stop (15ft) temperature 87F, bottom (70ft) 82F. Doesn't get much better than that. My Advanced course is great -- today was Wreck and Search and Recovery, tomorrow is Deep, Underwater Navigation and Underwater Naturalist. Lots of fun. I'm about 90% toward making that step.
Maryz spent the day on the beach, and claims to be the most relaxed she's been in years. This is a serious change in personality, as I knew her first from the cranky CMU days. Relaxed people that you like when they are stressed out -- are even better.