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

August, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Paul Lima, TN, US
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports)
Report Number 6666
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
  to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to 300    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow divemaster  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
Small Critters
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
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
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
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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