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Dive Review of Always Diving (Alvaro Gonzalez) in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta

Always Diving (Alvaro Gonzalez): "MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte)", Apr, 2014,

by R Howard, MB, CA ( 2 reports). Report 7913.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Jibacoa Cuba, Plymouth UK, Oban Scotland, Playa Del Carmen Mexico, Crosby USA, Westhawk Lake Canada
Closest Airport Cancun International Airport Getting There Westjet and Cancun Shuttle. Direct flights and quick transfers, very simple.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 70 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 90 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions At the museum, following the dive guide was mandatory as finding the exhibits on your own would be difficult.
In the cenotes following the dive guide is mandatory for safety reasons.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There were no big rigs on any of the dives but the boat crew was careful with the cameras I was using. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments My wife and I booked this trip last minute to escape a long and cold Canadian winter. Prior to going I contacted Alvaro by email and received quick clear replies. Alvaro expressed concern about doing the wrecks off Cancun due to the sea states in April, but the Cenotes were a definite go. When we got settled into our Hotel we made a bit of a day trip to go to the AlwaysDiving shop. Turns out its more of a mall kisok at the Isla Mujeres fairy pier. Had some difficulty contacting Alvaro, but the staff at the other businesses were helpful and we finally arranged a meeting ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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