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Dive Review of Dive Paradise/Hotel Barracuda in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Julie Tayloe, TX, USA
Report Number 2753
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Yucatan, Carribean.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
Water Temp
84   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth, time, equipment (no gloves or dive knives)  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
We spent most of our time on the fast boats (6 pax) and no facilities other
than a rinse bucket were avaiable, but not needed as I was using a digital
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
I visit Cozumel about 3-6 times yearly.  The beds at the Barracuda are new,
and as hard as the old ones.  The hotel has updated with a new pool and
bar, but has a tendency to get loud with locals, their children and cruise
ship passengers.  Hurricane Wilma's affects are still evident both above
and below water: the fauna is returning as are the fish, the coral has a
lot of sand on it, but it is coming back.  Dive paradise now offers a boat
ride to dive the shore of the mainland and the area is a turtle lovers
paradise.  I plan to go back as soon as my schedule allows.
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