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

Living Underwater/Villa Blanca, Jun, 2009,

by Ken Metz, OH, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5084.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 signal.
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