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Dive Review of Living Underwater/Reef Club/Sabora in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater/Reef Club/Sabora, Mar, 2007,

by Steve Mason, Michigan, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 3261.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Belize Atolls, Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, Florida Keys, St Lucia, French Polynesia, Great Lakes
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas currents
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions, dive within your limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments More macro opportunities than I knew existed in Cozumel. Jeremy found tiny unique critters on every dive. He would be a great "muck" dive master.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments From what I read in Undercurrents before we left, my secret dive master has been found and is starting to receive his justifiable praise and accolades. We have made many trips to Cozumel and the early ones, diving with Aldora were always some of our favorite dives and dive masters. Then Cozumel and Aldora grew and changed so we started going elsewhere. We started looking for quality small dive operators who made sure you enjoyed the trip and really liked what they did. We found that quality dive masters, can make or break your trip and they are very hard to find. I am talking about the dive masters who truly enjoy diving rather than just making it their job. Then we found Jeremy and Living Underwater in Cozumel when we came for a family vacation in 2004. We could not believe his calm and patient attitude for his young age. He took us diving and we knew we had found someone special again in Cozumel. We asked him if we could start our morning dives earlier to spend time with our family, no problem, we started an hour earlier. We found that Jeremy loved to be underwater as long as he could, just like us and we were only limited by our abilities. If our air supply was good and our computers stayed out of deco there was no limit to the bottom time we enjoyed. We dove profiles starting at 90 and 100 feet with over an hour underwater, second dives of 50 to 60 feet lasted one and one half hours or more if we could stay within safety margins. It was like having a private dive guide to take care of all your needs. Then he started showing us the tiny stuff that we had been drifting past the whole time. I didn't even think about stopping and enjoying macro critters while riding the Cozumel currents. We were hooked on Cozumel diving again and then came Wilma. We went to other destinations in 2005 and 2006 but none of them measured up to Jeremy and LU. We just got back from our first Cozumel trip since Wilma. We were thrilled that Jeremy is still there and doing the same excellent job he was before! We were the only couple on the boat for the start of the week and he showed us the most unique things we have seen underwater. We were the very first people out on the reef every morning and saw more big fish than I remember being on the walls of Cozumel. His calm presence underwater and ability to work the currents allow you to stop and smell the roses, it is unbelievable. On one dive he stopped and showed us a pipe seahorse, pipe fish and a tiny dragonette all in a 4 square inch depression in the sand down current of a coral head. We stopped and took our time to watch the pipe horse move around and feed. It was a truly unique experience. I can honestly say that I could not have found any of these critters, even if someone told me where to look. Jeremy uses a magnifying glass for his divers to see he tiny things. He doesn't need it to find minute things like fire crabs, but I can't see them without it. We stopped to watch a stingray feed in the sand for about 5 minutes and appreciate nature in action. Jeremy doesnt just look for tiny things; he spots all the big stuff and tiny creatures with equal ease. We saw more turtles here than in Cayman last fall. They were on every dive, sleeping under ledges, in cracks and swimming around. We asked for a list of things we wanted to see and we saw them on almost every dive. It seems like we would ask about something, dive in and there it would be. I joked with Jeremy about having a mechanical eagle ray since it seemed like they appeared on his command. Jeremy only takes out small groups and took the two of us out daily with no complaints. He uses a fast, un-crowded boat with shade, he has low pressure steel tanks that start with about 2,500 psi and never seem to run low. All the safety equipment including oxygen was on board. We had water, juice, fresh fruit, cookies, towels and anything we could ask for. He picked us up at our hotel and dropped us back there every day. The surface interval is on shore at a playa with your choice of beach chairs or a covered restaurant to get out of the sun. They have a shower, bathroom facilities, food and refreshments, (bring some cash in a dry bag). I would recommend Jeremy and LU to anyone who wants to enjoy every moment and make the most of every dive. If you remember the good old days of valet diving in Cozumel with long bottom times and attentive caring dive guides, contact Jeremy and dive with the Best of Cozumel.
We had booked the Reef Club in the south with a beach and all inclusive for our college bound daughter who went with us. When we got there we upgraded to Sabor, the adults only section. We were very glad we did. I would not recommend Reef Club unless you have small children and want the basic buffet food. We had a private area with a bar, nice pool and a splash pool outside our patio. Sabor has a private restaurant where you can order from a menu. We still went into town for some dinners and took trips around the island to enjoy the still wild and undeveloped east side. I would recommend Sabor to any adults who want the all inclusive thing but dont miss everything there. Rent a jeep for the week before you go for the best rates and enjoy all that Cozumel has to offer.
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