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

June, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Frayn, NC, USA
Report Number 3
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
5 stars    
Living Underwater is a recent addition to the long list of Cozumel dive
operations. LU is operated by Oracio Martinez, former Aldora dive master.
LU is a little more expensive than some of the other operations but well
worth it. The things that make them different are their dive masters,
Pierre and Gabrielle, who are extremely concerned about safety and a
pleasurable dive experience. LU uses 120 cu ft steel tanks for men and 95
cu ft steel tanks for women. We averaged 90 minutes per dive. We always
took long surface intervals on shore and had a relaxing lunch. The dive
masters hang up your wetsuit during surface intervals so you have a nice
dry suit for the second dive. There are always dry towels on board. We
never touched our gear after the first day. The DM's packed and unpacked
our gear everyday. They washed our wetsuits every night. Oracio constantly
asked for feedback and suggestions on how he could make our dive experience
better. I never knew what I was missing in Cozumel until I dove with these
guys. It was a great experience.
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