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

August, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Clem Clapp, AL, US
Report Number 198
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving

Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Let DM know when at 300lbs  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
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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