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Dive Review of Dive Palancar/Allegro Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Shawn aka Chichibe, FL, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports)
Report Number 4951
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Quarries in Illinois, Jamaica, Florida, Grand Cayman, Bahamas (San Sal,
Nassau, Grand Bahama, Abacos), St. Vincent, Dominican Republic, Turks &
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
90 feet for 40 minutes...but as a repeat customer I am given considerable
freedom to dive away from the group.  I dive 32% Nitrox so almost an hour
on a step depth dive on my computer is plenty for me!  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
You want fresh water rinse tanks for your rig?  They'll do it for you (but
the validity of this request is questionable, since after surface interval,
it's going back into the briny) Camera handed down as requested, handed up
after dives.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
These guys are the BEST.  I've dived with them 4-5 times in the last
calendar year, am friendly with all divemasters and instructors.  They do
strive to be the best and offer the best service.  The hotel is the Allegro
Cozumel, excellent rooms and service, the food is great, and they do a
great job with the all-inclusive thing.  I stay at the Allegro/Occidental
First Club, a club within the resort.  I have a timeshare there.  Going
back in September for two weeks--and back in December 09 for probably three
weeks.  I dive 32% Nitrox and enjoy first in/last out priveleges on each
and every dive, and I get plenty of bottom time for the buck.  When I was
there in March 09, we had 12 (!) turtles on one dive!  Also seahorses at
Tormentos, schools of barracuda all stacked up like goods at Costco, sharks
on most dives, mostly amazing water conditions.  Makes me want to put a
camera in the water for the first time in over 15 years.
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