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

April, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Pat Wikstrom, NC, US
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Report Number 7036
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas; Belize; Bikini Atoll; Bonaire; California; Cancun; Cayman Brac;
Little Cayman; Cocos Isl; Costa Rica; Cozumel; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican
Republic; Florida- (springs, west coast, keys); Galapagos; Indonesia;
Massachusetts; NC;  Palau; Puerto Rico; Red Sea; Roatan; Saba; Socorro;
South Africa; St. Kitts; Thailand; Truk; Turks & Caicos; TVA lakes;
Yap; Yucatan Caves;
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive your own profile with purchase of EDP trips otherwise follow the
leader, depth, dive time, psi, etc  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 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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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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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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   Needing a cheap and easy dive trip on short notice I spent an afternoon
on the internet and headed to Cozumel. For old times sake I booked at the
Hotel Cozumel and dove with my initial Cozumel dive op the venerable Dive
Paradise. Id first dove with them in 1994 when the original owner Tom
Hartdgen was still around. I still had a copy of the old Insiders Guide
to Cozumel 1994 spring edition which I brought with me and gave to Rene
(Apple) Applegate whos been the owner since Tom died. Once word spread
that I knew the owner from the old days I was given a little special
treatment. For me the hotel and D.P. felt comfortable; something like a
well worn shoe. 

    The plan was to check in and do a shore dive and then book a couple of
days of two tank morning slow boat trips followed by the more
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