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

Dive Aventuras/Catalonia Riviera Maya, May, 2010,

by Connie Bowling, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5480.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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 walk).
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