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Dive Review of Blue Angel Dive Shop/Blue Angel Resort in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Blue Angel Dive Shop/Blue Angel Resort, Sep, 2009,

by Christophe Beraud, CA, United States (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5256.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Kona, Cabo San Lucas, Monterey
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments My partner and I just came back from our first trip to Cozumel. We flew Delta from San Francisco to Atlanta (red-eye) and after a 6-hour layover to Cozumel. Everything was on time and uneventful. This was our first time flying Delta and thought that it was overall a good experience.

We took the van from the airport to the hotel but if you want to save a few bucks, you can catch a cab just outside of the airport.

We stayed and dived with Blue Angel. The hotel was very nice, room was comfortable and the food was very good. Most of all, the staff was very friendly and always eager to please.

Cozumel in September was quiet, the weather was OK as it rained at night most of the time with some short showers during the day.

Jorge was our DM for the whole trip and we thought he was great. We got to dive our own profile and there were no limits on depth and time. The fills were always above 3000psi for air but the nitrox fills were sometimes a just a little short (~2800), but nothing to complain about.

The diving was very good, and we got used to the current rather quickly (these were our first drift dives). On one dive at Palancar Gardens, the current was quite strong and now we know what people mean by flying underwater. The marine life was nice with lots of juveniles. Also saw quite a few nurse sharks, barracudas, turtles, tarpons, toad fish, fighting lobsters, and the largest green moray I have ever seen. We did a few night dives from the Blue Angel resort and these were great: octopuses, lobsters, squid, eels, rays (not the ones in the pen)...

Photography was quite challenging with the current.

Overall, this was a great first trip to Cozumel. We enjoyed the island very much, Blue Angel, and the people.

We will be back.
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