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Dive Review of Living Underwater/none in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater/none, Jul, 2002,

by Phil Hamilton, Texas, USA . Report 116.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Hawaii, UAE, St Maarten, Barbados, Bermuda, etc
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 84 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 100 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions LP steel tanks, surface with 300 psi, dove as a group - 66 ft for 82 min, 5 min safety stop
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Boat has soak tub for cameras. Excellent photo opportunities in Cozumel due to fish life, and
water clarity.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Outstanding operator. Eight divers max on the boat, and with full load, can get a bit tight on the boat. LU uses steel tanks, so one
can get incredible bottom times. Boat leaves at 8 am for the first dive and usually goes to Nochi Cocom beach for a long surface
interval (over 1 hour) to get rid of all of that nitrogen. Back out for second dive around noon. We watched a nurse shark patrol, and
catch a meal right in front of us. The boat is stocked with various beverages, snacks, and even some repair parts. O2 on board.
DM Carlos used a SMB with a weighted line for safety stop - divers could float free, or use the line as they wished - good safety
idea, considering the increased traffic in Cozumel lately. Second dive was on Paseo del Cedral, steels allowed 1 hour 22 minute
dive at max depth of 66 feet. Besides the nurse shark, saw turtle, a pair of huge parrotfish, all varieties of angels, triggerfish, scrawled
filefish, cowfish, tang, jacks, and snapper - a plethora of sea life. For moderately experienced to advanced divers, this is the best
operator to maximize your bottom time.
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