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Dive Review of Aqua Safari/n/a in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Aqua Safari/n/a, May, 2004,

by Marc Massari, CA, United States . Report 1199.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving West Coast, USA; Carrabean; Central America; Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Standard dive recommendations
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Standard dedicated rince tanks on baord.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Safari Diver was one of two 5 star dive centers we found on the island. All of our plans were made over the internet with Donna, who is one of the owners. She was great and helped us every step of the way. The dive center was staffed with helpful people and they went out of their way to help us when we had regulator problems. The boats were nice, especially the fast boats. They got you to the dive sites first in the morning and we were rewarded with sharks on those dives! The Dive master went out of their way to point out creatures on dives, but allowed you to explore on your own (within reason) if you wanted. I you were staying at one of the beach resorts, they were willing to pick you up in the morning. Safari Diver does have rooms upstairs which are clean and nice, but have few amenities. Because we were staying in Playa del Carmen, we stayed a night in one of the rooms and were very satisfied.
The fish life in Cozumel is getting better and better. We are seeing more fish their than ever before and the corals are looking good. It was nice seeing sharks their, that is a first for us and a sign of health in the region. The drift diving is a blast if you haven't experienced it yet, but leave your camera on the boat for those dives. Make sure you do a night dive, it was the best yet!
All in all, Cozumel is still the cheapest and one of the best dive areas around the world.
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