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Dive Review of Fantasea Dive in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Playa del Carmen

Fantasea Dive: "3 great days of diving off Playa del Carmen!", Dec, 2014,

by Darin Johaneson, BC, CA ( 1 report). Report 8068.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Maui & Fiji, but mostly cold Canadian lakes!
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There Playa del Carmen is about 45 minutes south of Cancun by car, taxi or shuttle bus.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 82 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All dives must be guided dives due to Mexican regulations. No arbitrary limits were placed on depth or time. We dove the sites suggested by the owner/guide/instructor, but only surfaced when we ran out of air or reef.
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 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments We are so new to underwater video and photography that I couldn't accurately rate the facilities, but Jason was quite helpful with tips and advice for us. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Jason, the owner of Fantasea Dive took excellent care of my son (13 years old) and I for our 3 days of boat diving. He takes a maximum of 4 divers each day, but all of our dives were just us and Jason. We laughed at other boats heading out with up to a dozen divers on a boat no bigger than ours! We were only a bit crowded on the first day because my wife and parents joined us to snorkel while we dove. Jason doesn't usually take both divers and snorkelers at the same time. He only did so in this case because we were all family and our first day's dive sites were also suitable for snorkeling.

Fantasea offers trips to Cozumel and the cenotes, but we chose to do all 3 days on the reefs off Playa del ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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