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

Living Underwater/Intercontinental El Presidente: "Living Underwater is living at its best.", Apr, 2016,

by David Vickery & Suzanne Leeson, NJ, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9094 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean hot spots, Caribbean Hide-aways, Central America, Mexico, Fiji, Hawaii, Palau, Australia, PNG, Bikini Atoll, Maldives, Indonesia.
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Try Expedia and be flexible.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No solo diving, Newbies stay with the group, Oldbies keep the group's bubbles in sight.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments It's a rinse bucket. That's it. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments There are no longer any non-stop flights from the New York area to Cozumel. You can take United to Houston, or direct to Cancun and then take a cab (or bus) to the ferry dock in Playa del Carmen. Oryou can take American (from LaGuardia ugh) to Charlotte and connect to Coz that way, making what used to be a four hour flight into nine hours. Oryou can have your Cozumel flight cancelled once youre in Charlotte due to weather, the Mexican Air Force (who knew?) having war games over the flight path, and the crew being cancelled because they waited too long to get on the plane and exceeded their no-break hours, orif youre really unlucky like we were, all three.

So there we were in Miami (dont ask) having a lively discussion with a Cuban bartender ( How long you been in the states? Two months. Yeah? Howd you get here? By boat. Uh-huh.) about the exact location of the Jardines del Reina and waiting for a morning flight to Coz. Note to fellow sufferers dont waste your time and patience at the airline service desk trying to get a voucher for a hotel room due to a cancelled flight. As we say in New Jersey, fuhgeddaboudit. Suck it up and pay for a hotel room or youll still be in line a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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