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

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Rick Tuss, DE, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 2718
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Just about everywhere in the Caribbean, Thailand, Malasia, Indonesia,
Maldives, and all over the East Coast of USA.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth and time. Pretty much had to stay with the guide and group.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
2 stars    
I had always heard so much about Cozumel, but I this was my first trip... I
wasn't impressed. 

It is an easy flight from Houston, the hotel was ok, the people were
friendly, and the dive operation was clean and competent.

Now for the bad:

The boats are slow and the better dive sites are far to the South.
I saw enough of Paridise Reef... must be the only remaining shallow reef
with any coral remaining.
Cozumel is not cheap! There are much better Caribbean locations offering
better value for money.
There were at least 3 cruise ships docked every day... what a nightmare.
The speed of the currents during many of the drifts leave much to be
desired... since there were few large animals to see, high speed drifts
don't allow you to enjoy the macro.

I wont be going back.
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