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Dive Review of Living Underwater/Intercontinental El Presidente in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

April, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by David Vickery & Suzanne Leeson, NJ, US
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Report Number 6958
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
The larger Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, Hawaii, Fiji, PNG, Palau, Australia,
Indonesia, Maldives, Bikini Atoll.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Due to the current, the swim throughs and his ability at critter finding,
we all pretty much stuck with the guide.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Rinse bucket on boat. Never went to the dive shop so their facilities are
unknown. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Value for $$
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3 stars   
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As the current swept us along Barracuda reef the bottom became mountains,
valleys, plateaus and we were flying over them.  Jacks over the wall, the
brilliant hues of queen angels, we couldnt stop, impelled by the
relentless force of the sea. Most wont dive here. A few will take advanced
divers here and charge extra for the privilege. Jeremy Anschel of Living
Underwater will take small groups of qualified divers without extra fees,
and with 95 or 120 cubic foot steel tanks in 60 minutes we saw a good piece
of the reef. Enough of it so that when we surfaced we were out of sight of
land in five foot seas, a conga line of eight, each holding the first stage
of the diver in front of them. The crew of the Jew Fish threw a line.
Everyone grabbed it; the churning ocean tangled it in fins, hoses and first
stages. Estimated later at four knots, the current pulled us away as we
dragged ourselves to the boat.

Then the rope snapped.

Proud to say, nobody panicked, although when I realized the reason the boat
was getting smaller and smaller was not because we were attached to the
worlds longest tag line, I suspect the lady from Utah to whom I was
clinging had never heard New Jerseyish spoken so fluently through a
mouthpiece. The crew re-tied the line and with the panga heaving in the
waves, fished us out. In rescue diving they taught me to climb out with my
arms through my fin straps; if I got dumped into the drink Id be able to
put them on and maneuver. That lesson came in handy. Current was with us
the en ...
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