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Dive Review of Living Underwater in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

April, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Lori Brown, MD, USA
Sr. Contributor   (22 reports)
Report Number 590
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Fiji, Indonesia, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Lori Brown, Chris Green, & Justin Brown Green

	We dove with Living Underwater while in Cozumel in April during Easter
Week.  Our Dive Guide, Jeremy, made diving a real pleasure.  While on the
boat, he didnt let any of the guests lift a finger.  He worked hard to get
divers ready and to make each dive entertaining and relaxing.  Living
Underwater is famous for the small number of divers per boat, big tanks, 
and long dives.  On a few days, we were the only divers on the boat. We
were never down for less than an hour and a half.  This trip we dived with
nitrox-36 on all second dives.  Its available for just a few dollars more
and the added safety is worth it.  
	This year we saw an astonishing number of turtles. On one dive at Columbia
Normal, we saw at least five turtles, some of them so bold that they came
within a few feet of divers.  We also saw the usual Cozumel denizens such
as the splendid toad fish, a spotted scorpion fish, french and grey angel
fish by the dozens, schools of grunts, and even a large spotted eagle ray
at El Cedral.  We also saw a juvenile trunkfish, about the size of a pea,
fluttering around under an overhang.  
	After diving with us and others all morning, Jeremy worked on open water
certification with our son in the afternoon.  It was a yeomans work but
Jeremy did it without complaint and certified our son in the week we were
in Cozumel.  During his last open water certification dive, Jeremy spotted
a seahorse in front of the Hotel Lorena.  Not a bad way to learn to dive.
	Some restaurants worth visiting are Cocina de Caribe, an excellent seafood
restaurant but with rather odd hours  it seems to close very early; La
Cocay which was pricey but good; El Moro which is always good and sometimes
serves a free anisette liqueur after dinner; and Guido's (previously called
Pizza Rolandi) which went through some rough times but seems to be making a
fabulous comeback.  Huge margarita prize is a toss up between Capi
Navigante and La Prima.  
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