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Dive Review of Dive Aventuras/Catalonia Riviera Maya in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Riviera Maya

May, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Connie Bowling, FL, US
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 5480
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
No rinse tank for camera equipment, but all dives only a 5 minute boat
ride, so no big deal.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
Dive Aventuras has an equipment repair man on-site.  Armando was fabulous! 
He fixed my husband's BC between dives after finding a corroded valve that
was causing the BC to continually fill with air.  What's amazing is the
inventory of parts he has (not secondary market parts, but brand parts). 
He only charged $15 for this complex repair and had it done by the 2nd
dive.  My computer battery died and he fixed it promptly as well.  Floy and
Carlos, divemasters, were friendly, approachable.  I received a left ear
barotrauma in the cenotes dive, and Mike Doody was wonderful in helping us
contact a physician in Playa and used his own cell phone to contact DAN. 
This is the best dive shop we've been in from the Caribbean to Indonesia!
We saw far too many lionfish, and the dive shop is actively involved and
knowledgable in reporting/capturing/finding a solution to this problem. 
Dive shop staff picked us up at our hotel promptly at 830a daily (10 minute
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