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

August, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by stephen murvine, CA, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6168
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Hawaiian islands,Lembaugh Indonesia , Roatan Hondouras , California , Sea
of Cortez Mexico 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
they wanted the dives limited to appx 50 minutes, but didn't herd us.
they left me alone once they were comfortable with my skills , which is
exactly what i wanted .    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
i got a lot of good photo's of scenery and fish on the first two dives of
the day because we went south where the currents were less, and dives were
the afternoon and night dives were ALWAYS shallow , fast current drift
dives. challenging photography, but i got nurse sharks, and a splendid
toadfish by ducking behind formations and getting out of currents . the
boat crew learned how to handle my camera and they had shallow rinse tanks
onboard . not much room to store, nor work on camera's onboard though.
(other boats had more space) the dive shop and hotel has no camera
facalities and are not used to photogs .  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
1 stars   
4 stars    
it was adequate, the rooms were clean, air conditioned, and the food was
enough to fill the gut.
nothing exceptional, and kinda boring after a few meals .
the dive shop wasn't as good, and we kept having issues (they just wanted
more $$$)the owner (Apple) promised our group extras and then didn't tell
her staff.
she was never there at the shop, and we had to argue, and make them call
her to get promised perks.
it seemed that they were just trying to nickle and dime everyone , and that
was their #1 priority . they didn't even have o-rings for the tanks they
gave us.  
if i ever go back to Coz, i won't stay there due to the dive shop(not the
boat crews though)   
the boats and diving were great though . 
Steve M
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