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

December, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Mr Terry Bartley, ON, CA
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 6385
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Ontario, Grenada, Cuba, Florida, Hawaii, Colombia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
tell DM when 500 psi is reached  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
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  
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):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
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
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
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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