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Dive Review of Agua Adentures in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Quintana Roo

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Laura Aaron, VA, United States
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 5051
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Saba, Little Cayman, Florida, North Carolina, BVI, USVI, Honduras,
Channel Islands, Virginia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
All dives were drift dives, so the group entered and exited together.  We
were in a small group (3 of us on 2 days and 5 on the other), so it was not
a problem. The Divemaster, Wilburt, was great at seeing that everyone was
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
When the crew saw our camera, they quickly brought out a fresh water dunk
bucket.  They were happy to hand equipment up and down and Wilburt even
took family photos for us underwater.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
2 stars   
4 stars    
We did three two tank adventure dives with Agua Adventures.  They were a
professional operation that delivered a safe and enjoyable experience.  The
adventure dives start with a morning deeper dive, which by nature of the
area, is not too deep (maximum about 60 feet in our experience).  The
second dive was shallower in the beautiful reefs surrounding the Isla.

The dive boat was not new or as outfitted as others we have been on, but
the crew easily made up for any of these issues by carrying our gear,
setting up all of the gear, and helping all divers don their gear and back
roll in.  The absence of a ladder made us nervous at first, but we quickly
discovered that the low aft platform made it easy to pop up out of the
water without beating yourself up on a ladder in the swells.  I actually
came home from a dive trip without huge bruises on my legs!

The entire crew was fantastic.  They even washed the gear for us when we
got back from our dive, sending us off to the shower while they did so.  We
did not have to lug gear back and forth either.  They kept our gear hanging
in their shop for the duration of our trip.  It was clean and dry and on
the boat ready for us each day we showed up.  It was really a treat.

We had ample room on the boat, as we were the only three divers on two of
our three dives and had a total of five the third day.  Dive briefings were
comprehensive and the group stayed together, as currents made every dive a
drift dive.  The boat was expertly handled on the surface and was there to
retrieve us at the end of each dive.  Because the dives were drift, all
divers entered and exited together.  While this could be a problem for some
groups with air suckers and misers, it worked just fine for our group.  

Currents were moderate to swift.  We were treated to fabulous elkhorn
coral, a few sharks, plenty of sizable tropical fish, lots of puffers, a
small ray and a huge turtle.  The marine preserve is especially nice, with
beautiful corals and swarms of tropical fish.  I imagined that a night dive
here would be fantastic; we may find out on our next trip.
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