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Dive Review of Aquanauts/Catalonia Yucatan in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Riviera Maya

Aquanauts/Catalonia Yucatan, Nov, 2010,

by Mr Terry Bartley, ON, CA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 5849.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Ontario, Florida Keys, San Andres, Hawaii, Mexico, Grenada, Cuba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Just dive your air with no deco
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments This is our 3rd time diving with this op, and still love it.
The crew is very professional and safety conscience plus they do not rush your dives, the slower the better.
We did not see turtles on every dive like last year, a little disappointing. Only 4 turtles seen in 11 dives.
We did see however 18 lion fish on ONE dive--not good.
We love this dive op as they believe in long bottom times and do not rush over the landscape like it is a race. They take their time, and point out things if you like.
All are drift dives, with the currents being almost nil to moderate.
The boat returns to the marina for your SIT time, so those with cameras can rinse them off with fresh water, and the dive sites are only about 3-10 minutes away.
We brought all our own equipment, but the stuff there looks in good shape. They though do not have a lot of different size wet suits, and you may be out of luck.
We also did a cenote dive, and again, very conscience of the environment of the cavern and of ourselves.
The crew is a real pleasure to be with, and you can see that they really enjoy diving, not just a job to get through.
We recommend them in a heartbeat.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
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