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Dive Review of Bahia Divers/Grand Palladium White Sand in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Maya Riviera

April, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Mr Terry Bartley, ON, CA
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Report Number 5444
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Ontario; several spots in Cuba; San Andres, Columbia; Hawaii; Florida Keys;
Grenada; different spot on the Maya Riviera, Mexico.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
no deco time  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Maybe ask for rinse pail, nothing provided.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
We stayed at the Grand Palladium White Sand and wanted to do some diving. 
We did not dive with the resort dive shop as I had read some negative
reports, plus they time your dives.  While there, we overheard some divers
that had dived the resort dive shop, and they were not happy with their
I had contacted Bahia Divers from Canada, and received quick replies to my
emails, and from the few reports I found on Bahia divers, they were all
positive, so we took a chance on them.
They picked us up at the resort which was a bonus.  
It is a very small dive operation.  They will only take out 6 max on the
boat.  They are all very safety conscience.  The only drawback was that the
boat had no ladder for re entry.  You either got yourself into the boat, or
you are hauled out of the water.
The dive briefs were very detailed, and safety is mentioned several times. 
The Dive Master/instructor that we had was a blast.  Very personable.
We did 2 days of diving, 2 tanks each day.  The one day we came back to the
shop, the other day we did our SIT time in the boat.  Water and cookies are
provided for snacks.
Turtles were seen on every dive and lots of fish.  The coral seemed healthy
though in a few spots, bleaching.  We saw on one day 4 lion fish, not
I would strongly recommend this dive op if you are in the area, they very
professional, fun, and a great group of people.
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