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Dive Review of Dive Palancar/Occidental Grand in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

September, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Kent & Rachel, TX, USA
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Report Number 5229
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
  to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
40 minute dive time or 500 PSI  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
No camera table on boat.  Trash can with fresh water(?) rinse....also used
for masks....
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
Resort and grounds were lovely & clean.  Wish we had more of an
'orientation' to meal times and diving.  Certain restaurants are only open
on certain days & certain times.....some places had buffets which we
consistently missed for the first few days.  We booked  5 days/2 tank
diving.  Since we didn't really receive any information upon check in from
the dive shop, we were under the impression that we had to be at the dock
for the the first (0830) dive and would stay on the boat for the second
dive. Not so...After 2 days we realized there was quite a bit of
flexibility as to WHICH time we coud dive but you had to schedule the day WAS nice to wake up late, eat a leisurely breakfast and do a
1030 dive hang on the beach & do an afternoon dive. 
Currents were swift but tons of big healthy fish & turtles.  
Once we figured out how the resort worked, we absolutley LOVED
much so we are going back in the Spring!!
Beward of the con artists at the airport.  They will try to get you to
spend a day of your vacation touring condos for timeshare.  Not what we
like to do on vacation.  If we wanted a timeshare, we would have one by
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