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Dive Review of Aquanauts/Catalonia Yucatan Beach in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Puerto Aventuras

Aquanauts/Catalonia Yucatan Beach, Dec, 2011,

by Mr Terry Bartley, ON, CA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 6385.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Ontario, Grenada, Cuba, Florida, Hawaii, Colombia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions tell DM when 500 psi is reached
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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 There is no fresh water on board, but most dive site are within 10 mins. of Marina where the boat comes back too, and fresh water is available there during SIT times

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Love, love Aquanauts. Have dove with them for about 3 years now.
Crew is very attentive to camera gear and helping you in and out.
DM's are friendly and safety conscience.
South of Puerto Aventuras the fish life is not the greatest, but deep dives can result in beatiful corals and sponges. Nurse sharks are seen here a lot.
North of Puerto Aventuras you get more of a 'current', and it still isn't like Cozumel, and there is more fish life, and the barrel sponges can be HUGE.
We found depending on time of year you go, you can see turtles on every dive, and then go back a different time, and see none.
Lots of eels, and rivers of fish. Lots of lion fish, they let you spear them, and hubby got at least 40 in 12 dives.
This dive op is not a cattle boat and long dives are encouraged!
You won't be disappointed diving with them.
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