Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of Aquaworld/Moon Palace in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cancun

August, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Vicky Walker, ca, USA
Report Number 169
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
This was the first ocean dive for us. All other experiences until now were
in fresh water - Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Fulsom Lake, Sacramento, CA
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
77   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
This was a very structured dive. Depth limits were enforced related to the
reef protection efforts currently in force. For us, as new divers and the
first ocean experience, it was an excellent dive. I am sure for more
experienced divers, it would have been boring.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
2 stars    
The Moon Palace was pricey, but all inclusive. Snorkling was easy from the
beach access at the hotel. Service was impecable and made our stay a worry
free experience. In addition, Sea Turtle were hatching on the beach while
we were there.
Aquaworld has huge facilities. And if you do not speak spanish, they have
more than enough resort personnel to support us english locked divers. The
dive support staff were curteous, helpful, engaging, professional, and
entertaining. Excellent predive instructions. 
Not a lot of flexibility on this dive, but we were not looking for
independence at this point. Many other tours for wreck diving, cave diving
and other locations were available, but we were not prepared to investigate
those at this time. Drift diving is the technique in the areas we explored
(No Name reef) and it allowed for relaxing and viewing. Saw a mantaray,
moray eel and a spiney lobster, in addition to a huge variety of fish. 
We definitely will return to Aquaworld on the next trip to further our
exploration of the Mexican reef.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 811 dive reviews of Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Other dive reports on AquaWorld

All Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams specializes in dive travel to Cozumel. We've dived it many times ourselves, and stand ready to customize your Cozumel scuba diving adventure.

Want to assemble your own collection of Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.