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

July, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Phil Hamilton, Texas, USA
Report Number 116
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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

calm, currents  
Water Temp
84   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
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  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
5 stars    
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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