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

February, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Michael J. Millet, CA, US
Top Contributor   (62 reports, with 6 Helpful votes)
"Comfortable Dive Resort; Mixed Up Dive Operator"
Report Number 8149
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean; Galapagos, Socorro, Fiji, Solomons, GBR, Vanuatu,
PNG, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Yap, Kosrae
Closest Airport
Getting There
Red-eye from SFO thru IAH

Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Most dives were about 45-50 minutes; no deco; group diving; safety stop at
700 psi

Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 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):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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The marine critters are the usual suspects for the caribbean -- plenty of
large angelfish (French, gray and queen), filefish, triggerfish, parrotfish
including midnight and rainbow, plenty of small stuff like cr
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 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 6th time diving with Dive Paradise and my worst experience with
them. The operation seemed to be overwhelmed by the large number of divers
at the Hotel Cozumel Resort. It seemed like every morning and afternoon,
there was confusion regarding what dive boat we were on and what time it
was leaving. It was usually late. There were 2 occasions when I was
switched from the dive boat I has already on with my gear to another dive
boat so the manager could max out the number of divers on the boat. In
addition, on more than one dive, there were delays and extra stops due to
SNAFU's with rental gear. 

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Subscriber's Comments

By woodca at Mar 17, 2015 05:03 EST  
So many good operators on Cozumel, a shame to use one that does not meet
your expectations. I have not stayed at Hotel Cozumel since 2006 but had a
wonderful time diving with Aldora and was picked up at the Hotel Cozumel
dock. My review is still here on UC. Though we have switched
accommodations, we have happily stuck with Aldora
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