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

May, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Marc Massari, CA, United States (4 reports)
    Report Number 1199
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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