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Diving Reviews of Dive Palancar in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

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(29 Reports)
For Experienced Divers:  5 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  4 stars
Underwater Photography:  4 stars Accommodations:  4 stars
 
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Dive Palancar/ Secrets Aura Hotel N   Cozumel   "Very good diving, great value, convenient."
Very good diving, great value, convenient.I've been diving in Cozumel for almost 40 years. I've seen what cruise ships (not all bad) and hurricane Wilma have done, and I ca... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2015   Randall S Preissig
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occdental Grand Cozumel N   Cozumel southern reefs   "Cozumel in August/September--Is this Dive NIRVANA?"
Cozumel in August/September--Is this Dive NIRVANA?This was my third trip to Cozumel in 2015, and after my 4th trip in Nov/Dec I will have spent five months there. I usually stay a... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2015   Shawn McDermott
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro Cozumel N   [N/A]   "Cozumel February 2015"
Cozumel February 2015First trip of 2015, three more trips planned this year, and the first time I visited since the hotel burned in August 2014. The A... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2015   Shawn McDermott
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand N   [N/A]   "Dive Palancar lives on!"
Dive Palancar lives on!This was my 4th trip to Cozumel this year, and I continue to dive with Dive Palancar, despite their being replaced at both the All... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2014   Shawn McDermott
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand N   Cozumel   The Occidental Grand Cozumel has been sold to a German company and Dive Palancar will be replaced by the time you read this review... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2013   Randall S Preissig
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Dive Palancar/ Iberostar N   [N/A]   We stayed a little more than a week and did 24 dives with Dive Palancar. After a couple of days, they realized that we were relat... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   David Lefever
100+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand N   [N/A]   The Occidental Grand is an all-inclusive resort. The facilities, rooms, pool, beach were excellent and in very good shape. Staff w... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2013   Bill Fletcher
250+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro Cozumel Full report N   Cozumel   By now, all of you probably think I work for Dive Palancar, but I do not. DP is now headquartered at the Grand Occidental but I p... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2012   Shawn McDermott
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Aura Full report N   [N/A]   This was our 2nd year to dive with Dive Palancar. Since we were staying at the Aura resort, their dive operation, including a div... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2012   Pete Mykytyn
<100 Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Grand Cozumel, Allegro Cozumel Full report N   Cozumel South Reefs   I'm probably the most frequent-flier at the Allegro and was dismayed to discover I couldn't be accomodated there and had to spend ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2012   Shawn McDermott
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar Full report N   Cozumel   I have dived Cozumel many times over the last 35 years. It is one of the few places that is actually getting better as a dive loca... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2011   Randall S Preissig
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro Cozumel Full report N   Cozumel South Reefs   After not having had a camera in the water for...well about forever (I DO vaguely remember running an underwater photo school in J... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2011   Shawn McDermott
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Aura Full report N   [N/A]   This was our 3rd year at Aura but our first with Dive Palancar. Previously, we dived with Sand Dollar, but they are no longer affi... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2011   Pete Mykytyn
<100 Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   This was my longest stay at the Allegro (20 nights), and I did 30 tanks of Nitrox, all as morning dives. Dive Palancar was replac... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2010   Shawn McDermott
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand Full report N   Cozumel   Resort and grounds were lovely & clean. Wish we had more of an 'orientation' to meal times and diving. Certain restaurants are o... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2009   Kent & Rachel
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   I go back to dive here again and again--seems like my home away from home these days, since diving off Melbourne Florida is mostly... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2009   Shawn McDermott
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   These guys are the BEST. I've dived with them 4-5 times in the last calendar year, am friendly with all divemasters and instructo... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2009   Shawn aka Chichibe
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro Full report N   [N/A]   boats and drift dives were well managed. we had a group of 6, so we were assigned our own boat which was a BIG PLUS and if i went ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2009   Robert Knourek
100+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand Cozumel Full report N   Cozumel   Our dive club, Scubaneers of Glen Ellyn, IL visited Cozumel in April of 2009. We last visited Cozumel in 2005 after the big hurri... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2009   Eric Ault
500+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand Full report N   [N/A]   The hotel was a very nice all-inclusive. 5-10 minute walk from room to the dive shop. Divers do all the hauling and cleaning of ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
6/2008   Mike Judd
250+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand Full report N   [N/A]   As everyone knows, Cozumel was "skinned" by hurricane Wilma. The Occidental Grande has recovered very well, but is now only excel... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2007   Randall S. Preissig
500+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand Full report N   [N/A]   The Occidental Grand was fabulous. Food, accommodations, and service was first class. The dive opperation was well run and the d... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2007   Ed Stevens
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro Full report N   [N/A]   This was a great vacation for three families. The Allegro is a great all inclusive 15 minutes south of town. The dive operation ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2007   Craig Mathews
100+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro All inclusive Full report N   [N/A]   The Allegro was WONDERFUL. The rooms have been updated since the hurricane and were very comfortable.The staff did not hesitate t... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2006   Cindy Cook
100+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand Cozumel Full report N   Cozumel   Due to the great numbers of divers in Cozumel, if possible get together with a small number of advanced divers and you may be able... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2006   Robert Morris
100+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand Full report N   Cozumel   We had been diving with the Dive House for many years and staying at the Fiesta Americana. We have tried many resorts in Cozumel ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2006   Ed Stevens
<100 Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Allegro Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   Lockers for storage right at the dock. Homogeneous experience grouping on boats. Conscientious divemasters, most good at finding c... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Randy and Carol Thompson
250+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand Full report N   Cozumel   Occidental Grand is a very nice new 5 star hotel. Everything is new and pristine. Staff was very courteous and helful, and wore ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2002   Charles Tache
100+ Dives
 
Dive Plannacar/ Allegro Full report N   Cozumel   Dive Planacar a great dive operation. Even though we took our own equipment the rental equipment at Dive Planacar was top notch, ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2003   Jim Cox
<100 Dives
 
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