Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of Bottom Time Divers/El Cid La Ceiba, Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/N/A

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Dennis Boesen, NM, USA
Report Number 2503
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Hawaii, Bahamas, St Lucia, St Thomas, Turks & Caicos, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Plan dive, follow computer, try to stay reasonably close during drift
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
On-site photo shop at La Ceiba provides excellent support and advice, and
can provide developing and printing (for dinosaurs like me who still use
film) and sales and rental gear.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
Bottom Time Divers provided superb service.  The fast boat had a cover, and
could hold a maximum of 6 divers.  We had a group of 4 divers, and we were
the only ones on the boat except for one day.  Bottom Time Divers was very
flexible about dive sites, times, pickup location, etc.  Divemaster Raul
was professional, thorough, and helpful.  They cleaned -- not just rinsed
-- our gear at the end of each day and had it set up and ready to go on the
boat when we met them the next morning.  They provided clean towels on the
boat and bottled water, fruit, and snacks between dives.

Diving was excellent, aided by Raul's knowledge of the Cozumel reef
systems. On one dive we saw a large eagle ray, two large turtles, sea
horse, cruising Nurse shark, yellow stingrays, flounder, nudibranchs, large
groupers, angels, butterflies, triggerfish, grunts, parrotfish, and many
others large and small.  The shallower reefs had some sand covering from
Hurricane Wilma, but marine life is abundant and visibility is great.

La Ceiba resort has been extensively remodeled after Wilma and is clean,
comfortable, and staffed by friendly and attentive people.  The only
drawback is the pressure when you first arrive to attend their time-share
presentation.  Once you attend or make it clear you don't want to, though,
they usually don't push the subject again.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 781 dive reviews of Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Other dive reports on Bottom Time Divers

All Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams specializes in dive travel to Cozumel. We've dived it many times ourselves, and stand ready to customize your Cozumel scuba diving adventure.

Want to assemble your own collection of Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!

NEW! Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2016 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.