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Dive Review of Blue AngelDiving/Caribe Blu Dive Hotel/Caribe Blue Hotel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Blue AngelDiving/Caribe Blu Dive Hotel/Caribe Blue Hotel, Mar, 2007,

by Frank Evans, MN, USA . Report 3298.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Fresh water bucket for cameras. Captain will hand your camera once you are in water and take it from you at conclusion of dive.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Two weeks with Blue Angel March 24-April 7, 2007 was great as usual. Fun dive operation. Always dive with Blue Angel. Dive masters Jorge, Matt, Jose are very customer friendly. Cozumel reefs are recovering from Wilma and many are in good condition with just a few showing continual obvious damage. Reef fish everywhere. Small critters like drum, splendid toadfish, arrow crab plus the usual reef suspects in abundance. Saw lots of reef sharks and turtles. Two sea horse and a pipe fish were bonus. A few eagle rays. Columbia Shallows is one of the best shallow dives anywhere. Extended bottom time 80-90 minutes. Do it as a night dive and the "wow" factor is high. Another must dive is Tortugas on the Playa side. Talk to your dive master about taking you over on a calm day. Huge schools of bigger fish including tarpon, but the highlight is all the turtles "tortugas", counted 27. Stronger current so you move along and the turtles just come at you the whole dive. (Saw a bull shark on this dive a year ago.) Large school of 100 plus atlantic spadefish was a bonus. Shore dive at Blue Angel Reef is fun. The reef is coming back and they have added piles of rock to attract critters. Look for the reef squid who hang out here. They will approach you if you stay in one spot after sighting them. Find the resident sea horse and several octopus for added fun. Caribe Blu Hotel is basic dive lodging, clean,comfortable and with great view. The little restaurant is reasonable and food is good. Walking distanace to some great eating spots downtown. Blue Angel treats you like a diver. Very safety conscious, friendly, and always willing to go where you want to go.
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