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Dive Review of Living Underwater/Residencias Reef (Wyndham) in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

March, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Heather Rooney, CO, US (2 reports)
Report Number 5412
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, FL Panhandle, Roatan
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
74   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
90   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 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):
5 stars
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
We dove for 6 days with Living Underwater, and all 6 were fabulous. The
last time we dove Cozumel was before Hurricane Wilma and we were a little
nervous about the condition which wed find the reefs. Santa Rosa wall
wasnt as lush as I remember, the rest were excellent. Punta Sur and
Maracaibo were stunning. 

Sergio was an amazing divemaster. He found a seahorse to show us! He also
showed us a juvenile drumfish and juvenile queen angelfish. Eagle rays
almost every day, nurse sharks, turtles, splendid toadfish, scorpionfish,
green & spotted moray eels, big groupers and big parrotfish, flamingo
tongues, arrow crabs. We saw about 8 lionfish, Sergio was able to destroy
most of them. Most dives lasted 70-75 minutes. First half of dive, about
20-30 minutes, was around 80 feet, then second 30-40, shallower, around 40
feet. Sergio always found critters to show us, no matter what the depth.

Our first day was windy and rough. The harbormaster closed the port, but
Living Underwaters boat is just big enough to pass through. The second day
was also windy, and the harbor was closed, but our boat came through around
noon when the seas calmed enough.  The boat was super comfortable with room
for everyone to maneuver. We really appreciated the towels and parkas given
how windy it was. Captain Francesco and first-mate Ricky took excellent
care of us, and were super friendly and funny. We will definitely be diving
with Living Underwater on our next visit to Cozumel.

We stayed at Residencias Reef condos (condo 6240) which is connected to the
Wyndham resort. We were picked up on the pier every morning and dropped
off. Excellent place to stay for diving, as our boat rides were very short
compared to staying further north. Our condo was as comfy as home and we
loved our wrap around porch for our evening cervezas. Favorite restaurant
with best food and best margaritas was El Moro, which is a ways off the
beaten path, just a few extra dollars of cab fare  definitely worth it.

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