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Dive Review of Careyitos; SeaUrchin/Iberostar in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

March, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Julia Gumenik, Fl, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 1012
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
GB Reef, Other Coz resorts and dive op's, Curacao; east coast of Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
>500 psi; recreational limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Opinions have to do with dive op's vis-a-vis hotel.  Hotel great.  Dive
op's great.  May, 2004, Undercurrent, seems accurate.  Was on pier when
Careyitos (preferred, b'cuz 6-pack with great operator; Sea Urchin great
dive op but 12-pack.  Both great.  Dive crew struck over head by new edict
that they produce doc's and pay per-head fee.  Dressel, house dive op.,
went out with jammed boats and novices.  Obviously (my opinion), Dressel
seemed to be trying to skim seasoned divers who prefer native dive op's,
for foreign company who couldn't possibly live up to locals.  Wrote hotel
management in effort to straighten out B4 next trip.  No response at all.

Think those of us who have been taking advantage of Coz for years (since
'74 or so?) owe it to locals to show indignation about Dressel, Iberostar
and attempts for corporate (what's new?)domination.
In my last-attempted submission (which didn't go through because of
misplacement of my address), I suggested a "buoy-cot."  Why
not--till this great all-inclusive hotel gets the "clu"?
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