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

Dive Paradise/Hotel Cozumel, Apr, 2013,

by Pat Wikstrom, NC, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports). Report 7036.

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;
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Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions dive your own profile with purchase of EDP trips otherwise follow the leader, depth, dive time, psi, etc
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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