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Dive Review of Albatros Charters/Cruise Ship in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

March, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Eric A Frick, IL, US
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
Report Number 5943
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Great Lakes, Hawaii, Florida, Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow dive guide.  Signal when 1,000 p.s.i. is reached.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Great care was taken dealing with cameras but no special provisions are
made for photographers.
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    
4 stars   
3 stars    
Our group of 3 (1 Assistant Instructor & 2 Master Scuba Divers) made
reservations with Albatros as we prepared to take our cruise.  Reservations
were handled correctly and promptly.  We took a quick taxi ride from the
international cruise ship pier to meet the Albatros boat, the 25'
"Libra", an open boat with a canopy.  One of our divers had
specified the size of the BC that he required but it was not on the boat. 
Owner Rita quickly got one from their shop and we were on our way.  Captain
Edwin and Divemaster Pedro did a superb job of asking us about the type of
dives we wanted and making the entire experience great.  Drinks, pineapple
slices and even cake were served between dives 1 & 2.  After dive 2 we
dropped off the only other diver on the boat at the marina and enjoyed
lunch (tacos) with Edwin and Pedro before heading out for dive 3.

A day of diving arranged with a great local operator like this always beats
a diving "excursion" provided by the cruise line operator.

Albatros is a great operation and I would not hesitate to recommend them.
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