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Dive Review of Dive Cozumel/Hotel-Casa Mexicana in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Dive Cozumel/Hotel-Casa Mexicana, Sep, 2003,

by william velmer, ca, usa . Report 690.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cayman Islands, Australia, Kauai, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 100 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Qualified divers could dive deep with proper cc's
Dive Cozumel has the gear,gas mix capability, 48 ft
dual high speed engine and the dive master Roli Fontainte is a dive master blaster who is qualified
to dive you to 350+ if you have the proper qualifications.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Cozumel is great when you figure it out. You can get a great hotel
(Casa Mexicana)-hard bed, clean, cold, internet connection within
each room, happy staff, free buffet meal in morning, in town with
no road noise and great water pressure.
I dive with Dive Cozumel-the boat -Yellowrose--48 foot fast boat
that hold 30 divers, but usually the groups are under 6. No dive
restrictions as long as you have the proper cc's . The dive master
is "worldclass"-he is certified to take you down to 300 ft+ if
you are qualified. The equipment is modern,clean and "new"- The
boat is clean, has a head, very roomy and fast. I am a normoxic
trimix certified diver via "Dive Cozumel" and we dive regularly to
200 ft on mixed gases. Roli Fontaine is the owner of the operation.
his website www.divecozumel.net--phone 011-52-987-872-4567--tell
him Bill told you to call. This operation keeps me coming back-Of
my 180 dives 1/2 have been with this operation and has turned me into
a "real" diver!
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