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Dive Review of Living Underwater/Blue Angel Resort (Caribe Blu) in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Lee Fenner, OH, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 4941
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Alaska/BC,Hawaii,Great Lakes,Galapagos,Keys,Roatan
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Jeremy leads the dives and points out creatures along the way.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Dedicated rinse tank on boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
This was our third time diving with Jeremy and the Living Underwater crew
and staying at the Blue Angel Resort (formerly the Caribe Blu). Jeremy's
dive operation continues to be top-notch. We had 13 dives in six days and
averaged 66 minutes a dive, thanks to the larger steel tanks, Nitrox, and
Jeremy's divemaster skills. Jeremy's "fast" boat picks up early,
before 8 am, and gets to the dive sites before most other operators. Dive
site selection is left up to the divers (never more than 8), weather
permitting, and Jeremy leads the dives at a slow pace, taking time to
search for and point out interesting marine life. We also enjoyed a night
dive. Living Underwater is true valet diving and makes diving in beautiful
Cozumel effortless.

As reported in previous reports, new owners have taken over Caribe Blu and
the Blue Angel dive operation. Now both are known as the Blue Angel Resort.
We didn't dive with the house operation but it seemed OK particularly for
divers wanting to take advantage of good diving/lodging package rates. The
hotel side definitely has been upgraded. The rooms are pretty much the
same: simple and functional, kept immaculate. However, the common areas,
lobby, pool, grounds all show great improvements. Free wireless (a bit
spotty and sometimes slow) is available. The restaurant, located over the
dive shop (right next to the hotel), is now larger and has greatly expanded
hours. Full breakfast is included in the room rate and service starts
around 6:30 am. Closing is around 10:30 pm. We were able to get a light
meal and drinks after a night dive. Service is much improved and very
friendly. We will continue to stay here because of the improvements, close
location to town, and beautiful water views from the rooms.

Our trip began just as the cruise ships were returning after the flu scare.
Some readers complain about the hordes of cruise ship passengers ruining
Cozumel. However, we don't feel their impact since we stay at a hotel about
1.5 miles south of town, dive with an operator who avoids the cruise ship
diver business, and mostly eat dinner at great restaurants somewhat off the
beaten path (La Perlita, Las Tortugas, Especias).
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