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Dive Review of Dive Palancar/Occdental Grand Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel southern reefs

August, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Shawn McDermott, FL, US
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports)
"Cozumel in August/September--Is this Dive NIRVANA?"
Report Number 8397
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Jamaica, San Salvador, Grand Bahama, Abaco, South Florida, Florida Keys,
Florida Gulfside, Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos (Provo), St. Vincent,
Belize, Cayman, Dominican Republic, Bonaire, Curacao 
Closest Airport
San Miguel (CZM)
Getting There
Only a handful of direct
flights:  Miami, Atlanta,
Chicago, Dallas, Houston

Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 300    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
no deeper than 90, minimum 45 minute SI, 2nd dive no deeper than 60, 3 min
hang time.  But nobody got read the riot act if any "rules" were
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Dedicated camera soak barrel on each boat.  My Nauticam Housing gets a good
soak in fresh water back in the room  ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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4 stars   
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This was my third trip to Cozumel in 2015, and after my 4th trip in Nov/Dec
I will have spent five months there.  I usually stay at the Occidental
Allegro Cozumel, but because of low occupancy, I checked into the Allegro
and was transferred to the Grand after one week.  The Allegro offers much
easier diving, I can roll out of bed at 0730, have breakfast at the
beachside Club, and be ...
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