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

August, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Al Krenz, IL, USA
Report Number 193
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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

Water Temp
84   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Begin ascent at 700 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
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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