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

November, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Bob Rollin, CA, USA
Report Number 3105
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Curacao, Bonaire, FL keys, Kona, Fiji
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Excellent dive operation.  I did 21 dives in 9 days including one twilight
and two night dives.  Our group initially consisted of 7 divers and we
received a dedicated dive boat.  During this period we had four different
dive masters and all were excellent.  Dive boats were reasonably
comfortable and very fast.  Boat drivers did a great job of following our
drift dives.  Dive masters were willing to take us to distant sites
including Punta Sur and Tortugas (mainland).  Some reefs have significant
sand coverage due to the hurricane but there was lots of sea life including
"plate size" tropical fish, tons of turtles, a few morays and a
few nurse sharks.  Even with the coral sand coverage I found Cozumel to be
an excellent dive destination.

I selected Caribe Blu Hotel primarily because of its affiliation with the
Blue Angel Dive Shop.  It is a small 22-room hotel that is an excellent
hotel choice for serious divers.  The rooms are large and austere but they
have a nice balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean.   Rooms have cable
TV with about a dozen English-language channels and some have small
refrigerators.  The front desk staff is friendly and helpful and they will
loan you a computer to check your e-mail on their wireless network.  Hotel
items needing improvement include providing more hot water (generally
lukewarm after dives) and providing refrigerators in all rooms (our room
had one but many dont).  Overall they provided an excellent experience.

The restaurant above the dive shop does a fine job with breakfast and
lunch; freshly prepared food at very reasonable prices and a $1 beer
special.  The hotel is a moderate walk from a large grocery store.  We got
some great restaurant recommendations from one of the divemasters.  The
"non-tourist" restaurants are generally several blocks away from
the main square. The taxi ride from the hotel to the restaurants was $4 or
$5 each way but the restaurants were very good and very reasonably priced
making the journey worthwhile.  

I will definitely return to Cozumel, to the Caribe Blu Hotel and would use
Blue Angel no matter where I was staying.

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