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Dive Review of Liquid Blue Divers/Brisas Hotel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

June, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Bruce Mah, CA, USA
Report Number 556
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
We are warm water divers, Hawaii, Caribbean, Caymans, Belize etc..our 1st
trip to Cozumel.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Bottom time via computer, surface intervals, 1000 to 500lbs to start the
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
1 stars    
We (myself & 17 yr old son) did extensive research, like most divers
for a new destination.  We kept coming across the name of a DM in Cozumel,
who had nothing negative about him online.  We had come to find out that he
was "The Man" at Aldora, and now opened his own shop with his
wife, Michaela.  They are incredible!!  She is the consumate hostess, he is
an incredible DM!  They have a new 6-pack that picked us up at the dock,
and we were on the dive sites when most people were getting there. The
surface interval is a 5 minute boat ride to Playa Palancar, for fish tacos
on the beach!  The level of diving is int-advanced, he lets most do their
own thing, with the option of following him. No whiners or babies should
dive with them....a fast 6-pack, rollovers to the site, fast diving.  If
you wnat your level of diving to get better, dive with them.  We had a 3
knot drift dive that was incredible!  He made a point of making my son's
50th dive special...and he did....finding a huge green moray sleeping under
a rock!  Seahorses, octopuses on the night dive, a cool thing he did with
his signal mirror and a pike blenney. Just an excellent in my book.  The
hotel has changed hands a few times, but is within walking distance to the
center of town, or a $3 cab ride.  The rooms are clean, the AC works, the
housekeeping was always done, on time with no surprises.  We did not buy a
meal package, but upon check-out (5 nights), our bill was only 980 pesos!  
Thats $98 for all you gringos out there.  That was for breakfast buffets
for 2, bar & pool bills, and miscellaneous stuff. I would do nothing
different, except have the letter to leave the country with my son for the
airlines.  (email me if you want to know about that)  The dive group,
sites, weather, hotel were all great.  Try to avoid the town when the
cruise ships arrive, there were 5 unloading when we there, including a
Disney Ship!  by the way....I just received a email from them, telling me
to pack my 3mm, and come down in January....rays are schooling & mating
in the north end of the island!  
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