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Dive Review of Blue Angel Scuba/Caribe Blu in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

October, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Marco Accattatis, NJ, 07307
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 4677
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Barbados, Bonaire, Italy, Jamaica, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Roatan,
St. Kitts & Nevis.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Surface with 700 PSI.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
No rinse tank on boat. Small fast boats.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
Great value for those who like no frills dive vacations. My wife and I
booked our stay and diving with Jeanie Buscher of Blue Angel Scuba and I
can easily say that she is one of the most helpful and accommodating
persons we've ever encountered both prior and during our stay.

The hotel, is nice and clean: the rooms are spartan and spacious with a
beautiful view of the sea and sunsets; at night, it's easy to hear the
street traffic if you don't use your AC. In room safes make it easy to
store valuables and the refrigerator is a nice convenience that allowed us
to eat our lunches in the room. During our stay we had some issues with the
hot water and the "no paper in the toilet" rule took a little
adjusting to. We also learned that the hotel was being sold as we were
there (I believe it's now called Blue Angel Resort) so there was a little
confusion as far as who to talk to during the transition.

The Rendez Blu restaurant above the dive shop serves good local food and
drinks as well american fare; I only wished they would serve coffee earlier
in the morning as there was no coffee maker in the room. The restaurant was
not open for dinner (even though I believe it is under the new ownership)
but the 30 minute walk or $4 cab ride into town made for a nice diversion
after an entire day of diving.

The diving was really fun and the operation is top notch with very fast, on
time boats and knowledgeable divemasters. They will set up your gear but
they will let you do it yourself if you prefer. We did most of our dives
with Jorge, who is very good at finding all kinds of things but who also
lets you dive your own profile. We also dived with Ramon a couple of times,
and he was also excellent.

During our stay, we could not dive for three days due to rough seas so, on
the first day, we took the ferry to the mainland to dive the Cenotes.
Jeanie really saved the day by booking us with a shop on the mainland at a
moment's notice and by taking us to the ferry so that we could make it to
the mainland on time. We had been debating about diving the Cenotes prior
to our trip and I am really glad we did. On the other two days when we
couldn't dive we rented a car and toured the island, which is something I
would highly recommend.
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