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Dive Review of Cancun Scuba Center/Sun Palace Cancun in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Cancun Scuba Center/Sun Palace Cancun , Aug, 2012,

by Paul Lima, TN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports). Report 6666.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Florida, Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to 300 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow divemaster
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
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 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We signed up for cenote dives with Juan Carlos based on great reviews on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. Arranged the dives on the Internet and did not have to leave a deposit. We were picked up promptly at the hotel and were the only 2 divers. It is a hour long drive to the cenotes but the time passed quickly with a description of the cenotes, cavern diving safety and the Yucatan. We did 2 dives at Dos Ojos, both about 60 minutes ( though we had been briefed that they would be about 50). Juan Carlos proved to be very safety conscious and we appreciated the leisurely pace of both dives. The caverns are beautiful and the crystal clear water set a new visibility standard for us. Between dives we had delicious sandwiches with hot peppers and were provided with water and soft drinks. We asked if he could take us out again and this time went to Chikin-Ha, which was even more beautiful and had an amazing halocline with intruding seawater below and fresh water above. Again we were treated to a private dive with limo service from the hotel. We both had ear problems because of the numerous depth changes required in the route and decided not to do the second dive. Instead of taking us back Juan Carlos offered to show us around the area, going for a dip at a secluded beach and sightseeing in Playa del Carmen and Puerta Aventuras. We left the hotel at 7am and returned at 4pm and Juan Carlos was never in a hurry even though he was teaching a PADI class that evening. Throughout both days he was gracious, charming and friendly and we never felt like customers but more like friends spending the day together. He does not take credit cards but will take dollars or pesos or, in our case, a combination of both currencies.
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