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

October, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Shawn McDermott, FL, US
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports)
"Dive Palancar lives on!"
Report Number 7954
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Jamaica, Grand Bahama, Abaco, San Salvador, Turks/Caicos, Bonaire,
Curacao, Belize, Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic
Closest Airport
San Miguel de
Getting There
Through Miami, Dallas,
Atlanta, Houston, seasonal
from Chicago and other

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
80-90' first dive, 30-60' second dive, 3 minute hang time, start ascent
with 700psi.  Bottom times 45-60 minutes  
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
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Rinse bucket reserved for cameras only (I have them put mine in a
soft-sided cooler) ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 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 4th trip to Cozumel this year, and I continue to dive with Dive
Palancar, despite their being replaced at both the Allegro and the Grand by
a European operator that rotates new instructors in every 6 months from all
over the world.  I'd rather dive with guys who have dived these reefs
thousands of times, so I book my diving in advance with Dive Palanc
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