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Dive Review of Dive Paradise/Costa Club in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Dive Paradise/Costa Club, Aug, 2002,

by Al Krenz, IL, USA . Report 193.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving St. Thomas, USVI, San Diego, Cayman Brac, Galapagos Islands, Bonaire, Roatan, Truk Lagoon, Belieze, Yap, Palau, Key Largo, San Salvador, Austrailia, Stella Maris, Papua New Guinea, Chicago, Curaca0
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Begin ascent at 700 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments 5 gallon bucket of (maybe) fresh water on dive boat. Used by divers to rinse masks and other equipment.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Cozumel continues to be a great dive value. Dive paradise boats left the dock around 8:30 AM and, for the most part, were not too crowded. Tanks were fill to 3000 - 3200 psi. You could dive your own profile but were instructed to begin ascent at 700 psi (not enforced that I saw). Between dives, divemasters offeres soft drinks, fruit and other snacks. Pretty much the same fish as other Carribean dive venues only bigger. Groupers were huge! Saw several Splended Toadfish as well as a Sea Horse and Eagle Ray. Walked to the dock on my last day in Cozumel to see some new friends off on their dive and noticed a "new" group of divers boarding both the large boat and one of the "fast" boats. Most carried their gear in their large travel bags - no mesh bags in sight. Probably new divers. Hotel was very nice and the food (buffet style) was good. Can't wait to go back
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