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Dive Review of Bottom Time Divers/Villas Las Anclas in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Bottom Time Divers/Villas Las Anclas, Dec, 2004,

by William, MD, USA . Report 1515.

Reporter and Travel

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

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 77 to 80 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 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Bottom Time Dives is a new operation on Cozumel, however Raul Platas is not new to Cozumel. Raul's operation is top notch, fleece lined nylon wind breakers for those chilly rides durning the winter months, water, fruit and/or cookies & cake durning surface intervals. You dive your computer, we averaged over one hour of bottom time per dive. Raul still finds seahorses along with many other little critters that most divers miss in Cozumel.

Raul was a divemaster with Blue Bubbles for many years. Blue Bubbles has been sold twice in the last few years and things are quite different now.
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