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Dive Review of Living Underwater/Villa Blanca in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel Island

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Ken Metz, OH, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 5084
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Tahiti, British Columbia, Cayman Brac, Curacao, Belize, Costa Rica, Akumal
& FL caves, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
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):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
Based on the experience of the boat, Jeremy at Living Underwater scheduled
some nice long, deeper dives.  There was no limitation on dive time other
than the gas in your tank.  Jeremy has an excellent operation acting as
divemaster, along with a deckhand and captain.  All three are focused on
your comfort and satisfaction.  The surface intervals took place on shore
at various beach clubs that Jeremy has priveleges, mostly before peak hours
which was quite nice.  LU provides Faber steel tanks with 120s usually
reserved for men, and 95s for women.  This comes in very handy with
differing consumption rates.  On board between dives were dry towels,
snacks and water or soft drinks.  Jeremy's boat is small, so he limits his
capacity at roughly 8 divers, which is excellent given I prefer to avoid
cattle boats.  During our diving with LU, we stayed at Villa Blanca Hotel. 
Very clean and nicely appointed for the price.  LU picked us up at the dock
across the street from Villa Blanca. There are a couple places to eat
within walking distance for lunch and dinner; an OXXO mini-mart a few steps
from front door.  Request a room near the restaurant to optimize your wifi
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