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Dive Review of Living Underwater/Hotel Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater/Hotel Cozumel, Jul, 2004,

by Jim Baldwin, LA, USA . Report 1152.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Costa Rica
Cayman Islands
Jamacia
Florida
Texas
Louiana
Arkansas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas noCurrents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 150 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We were allowed to dive as deep as we wanted on each dive. The first dive was around 100 to 120 feet. The second normally about 70 max. All computer diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Very slow diving which allowed plently of time to stop and get the shot I was looking for without feeling rushed. Numerous shots of juvenile seahorses and other tiny critters.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife and I have made 12 trips to Cozumel in the past three years and this was the fourth time that we have used Living Underwater. Jeremy Anschel formerly the divemaster for LU has been the owner of the operation for the past four months.

The personal attention from boat cushions to cold water, to fresh fruit was extremely nice. The big towels and dry parkas were quite welcome. All of our gear was rinsed and laid out the next morning. There was no packing gear back to the hotel.

Our average bottom time on ten dives was 1hr and 20 minutes with the longest being 1hr 33 minutes. As we were veteran divers with LU we we asked how deep we wanted to go and was usually 100 to 120 feet with the second dive in the 70 foot range. All diving was done with 95 or 120 low pressure 2400 steel tanks. Excellent fills and very slow diving.

The boat holds a maximum of eight divers. On two days there were only two of us diving and on three days there were three addtional divers.

We saw over a half a dozen spotted eagle rays and numerous turtles during five days of diving.
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