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

Living Underwater/Hotel Barracuda, Aug, 2002,

by Clem Clapp, AL, US . Report 198.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm,currents
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Let DM know when at 300lbs
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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Good Dive Operation. Liked those 120lb low-pressure steel tank. Got an hour plus on all dives. The small, covered, fast (twin 150 hp outboards) got the pack to the site or pier as fast as you wanted.
Nice restaurant for the surface interval.Good divemasters. Owner was very flexible on our dive trip changes. Boat did not have camera rinse tanks.
Hotel Barracuda was a clean & adequate facility. The restaurant was not open at all for the first 3 days. Desk staff could only shrug when asked why it was not open. The hotel was convenient to other places to eat as well as the downtown area without being too close. The onsite dive op, Dive Paradise, was not open to discussing dive information when they found out that we were diving with another shop. Kinda silly, IMHO. They were, however, agreeable to renting us tanks for a shore dive at the hotel.
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