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

Living Underwater/Fiesta Americana Hotel, Jan, 2008,

by Frank and Debbie Crosby, CO, USA ( 1 report). Report 3937.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Guam, Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, Truk, Australia, Bonaire, Bahamas, Pemba , Maldives, San Carlos, Flower Gardens
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130 ft depth, drop quickly with group due to currents, stay in eye site of divemaster
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 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The Jewfish had a rinse bucket and the crew was very helpful in handling camera equipment in and out of the water.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We had done a lot of research before arriving for our first dive trip to Cozumel, looking for a dive operation that would best fit our needs. Living Underwater more than met our expectations. The boat was fast and well equipped with no more than 6 divers. One day we had a newly certified diver, so Jeremy (the owner/operator) brought along another dive master to look after the rest of the group while he worked with the new diver and made her comfortable underwater. Both dive masters were excellent in pointing out things and very thorough in their briefing. The crew was the best we have ever experienced. They took very good care of all the divers from handling equipment to greeting each diver with a dry towel upon boarding the boat after each dive and then if needed a fleece-lined jacket, as well as water, fruit and other snacks. We would spend our surface intervals on shore, either at a beach or hotel where we could take a potty break, buy food/drink and relax before the 2nd dive. We were never rushed and could really enjoy every dive. LU picks up from different hotel docks from the cruise dock and south. LU does both South and North dive sites depending on conditions. Very safety minded, service minded, friendly and excellent operation!
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