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Dive Review of Aqua Safari/Plaza Las Glorias in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Aqua Safari/Plaza Las Glorias, Feb, 2004,

by Nancy & Jon Cheris, PA, U.S.A. . Report 987.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Throughout the Carribbean and US, including the FL Keys.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Reasonable limits were imposed for the site. When diving walls, we kept above 80-90 feet. We could stay down our time or air limit. Usually the air ran out first. Most dives 45-60 minutes. Unlimited shore dives. Moderate current.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments We had a digital camera. Water buckets provided on board. We had videographers in the group and no one complained so the accommodations must be fine.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was a group trip sponsored by our local dive shop who booked the trip through PADI. Everything was outstanding and the price incredibly low. The hotel is located within walking distance so a rental car was not needed. The all inclusive food was served buffet style and superb for all meals. The service was excellent. We told the front desk two items in the room required service and a security guard and repairman were in the room within an hour to make the repairs. I felt very safe in the hotel and surrounding area.
The rental car company across the street from the hotel would not give a credit for our deposit when we returned the car. We called our credit company and they said the deposit was a temporary charge which did eventually go off our bill. I would recommend using another company to rent a vehicle.
The dive shop equipment, boats and staff were all top-notch. The shore diving was a bit rough to enter due to rocks and surge, but accessible for beginners. I made one night boat and one night shore dive. Both were fantastic! I saw three octupi on the shore dive plus numerous other critters. We saw our first splendid toadfish on a day dive. A great week that we'd repeat and recommend.
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