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Dive Review of Dive House/Fiesta Americana Cozumel Dive Resor in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

March, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Ron Jyring, ND, USA
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Report Number 2451
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
ND, Key Largo, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, New Providence Island
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Supposed to stay at or above divemaster.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Had a new digital camera.  The combination of shutter lag and very fast
current resulted in many blurred and off-set photos.  At times I wished for
my old film camera with its instant shutter release.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Our second time in Cozumel and we returned to Fiesta Americana & Dive
House.  Hotel was very good and met our needs: not luxurious, but
comfortable and a very good value.  Went with the all-inclusive package
this time and was glad for it.  There were a lot of flies around the buffet
area.  My youngest son often at on the pier to avoid them.  Staff and
service were outstanding.
Dive House was on site, convenient, competent, but not as exceptional as on
our trip in Jan 2005 when two of the DM's really stood out.
In contrast to Doc Vikingo's report in Undercurrent 21:4, we were surprised
by the LACK of apparent hurricane damage to the reefs (except during shore
dives), especially when compared to the destruction on the surface. 
HOWEVER, every site we dived was different from the ones we saw in 2005, so
we can't make direct comparisons.  
I would definitely go again (hopefully soon!), and stay at Fiesta America,
and use Dive House.
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