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

March, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by David H Vickery-Suzanne Leeson, NJ, US
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Report Number 7747
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caymans, Puerto Rico, U.S. & British Virgins, Bonaire, Saba, St.
Eustatius, Bahamas, Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Bikini Atoll, jeez
isn't this enough?
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 125    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Due to the current, Jeremy asked the group to stay together, and take a 3
minute safety stop.  
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
1 stars
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Dunk bucket on the boat. The staff will hand you your cameras after you
back-roll in. No camera rentals available. ...
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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4 stars   
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The first eagle ray appeared 6 minutes into the dive. It stayed with us
until the 10th minute, hovering gently in a mild current, feeding lazily as
sea swept snacks came its way. 

We've been to many sites named for creatures seen there once and not since:
Hammerhead Hotel, Blacktip Boulevard, Manta Rock, etc., but January through
March Eagle Ray Wall in Cozumel delivers. We dived the wall three times
during our week in March and the rays appeared every time and stayed for
long minutes on end. The 120 cube steel tanks offered by Living Underwater
enabled bottom time ranging from 55-80 minutes.

Jeremy Anschel's boat, the Jew Fish, picked us up promptly at 8 AM at the
El Presidente dock while newbies from the hotel clambered aboard their
cattle boat. Jeremy's crew had set up  ...
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By Sobhi A Nahhas in MI, US at Dec 28, 2014 22:15 EST  
Good info. Thanks. We also have been in many places with Cozumel being our
annual pilgrimage place. If you don't mind:
1) Going up to 80 minutes at Columbia at 80-100 feet; didn't that require
2) Was Living Underwater expensive?
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