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Dive Review of Blue XT Sea in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

May, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Thomas Witte, CA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 3330
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Caymans Is, Belize, Fla Keys, Hawaii, Cabo san Lucas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max depth limits established on each dive briefing.  This was a positive as
the deep dives were off a vertical wall with currents.  Profile was open
above the max depth established by the DM.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 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):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Our first trip to Cozumel in 8 years, but our 7th trip overall.   Diving
conditions were excellent - gentle current and light waves.  Only subtle
down current in a few breaks in the Palancar chain that were manageable by
all divers.

First time diving with BlueXTSea divers on Cozumel and it will not be the
last.  They were great in all respects.   Small operator with two boats
that run fast with small groups.   Briefings and surface interval dialogue
with Divemaster Arturo were extremely informative.  Other divers on the
boat - who were diving after a two year break - commented on how
comfortable they felt following his predive briefings.   Pedro also did a
great job as DM and has a knack for finding the small interesting animals. 
 Seahorses are his specialty.   

Dives are well paced - meaning you let the Cozumel current do the work and
maximize your bottom time.  The boats get to the reefs early enough that
you are among the first on the dive sites.   Only once in two weeks did we
encounter another dive group while down on a dive.   When you see how many
boats line up on the Cozumel dive sites, this is great separation.

My buddy has a camera rig, and once the divemasters saw we were comfortable
on the dives, we had plenty of independence to drag back a bit and focus on
photos of interest.   

During one surface interval, Hector - our boat captain - did a 20 minute
magic show with sleight of hand coin and rope tricks. He was very very

We had scheduled dives over a two week period with BlueXTSea.  Christi, the
owner of BlueXTSea was great to deal with.  She contacted us at our unit
mid trip to check in and see how we were doing and how the dives were
going.  She even extended her home phone number to help us work to
reschedule one morning dive that we missed due to a late night mopping up
water from a big storm that blew into our condo unit.

Christi's philosophy is evident in the way the operations runs.   Safe,
fun, informative diving for divers of all levels who are passionate and
focused on the enjoyment of bottom time.  Partiers and 'maverick' divers
who don't follow general established dive briefing limits will probably
best look elsewhere.  I respect Christi and her team for the way they run
the operation and will look forward to diving with BlueXTSea again.  


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