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

April, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by David Vickery & Suzanne Leeson, NJ, US (2 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
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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
Getting There
Try Expedia and be flexible.

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No solo diving, Newbies stay with the group, Oldbies keep the group's
bubbles in sight.  
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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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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It's a rinse bucket. That's it. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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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 ...
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