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Dive Review of Living Underwater/Plaza Las Glorias in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater/Plaza Las Glorias, Feb, 2004,

by Gary Wenzel, NH, USA . Report 945.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Tobago, Green Turtle Cay, Paradise Island, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, Great Barrier Reef- Mike Ball, Marjuro, Arno, Truk Lagoon, Guam, Rota, Saipan, Palau, Derawan and Manado, Indonesia, Grand Bahama Island, Naia live-a-board Fiji, Bega, Taveuni
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max depth, inform Jeremy when below 1000 psi, understood that some dives would possibly be decompression dives and clearly explained what to do
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Room was very large enabeling me to wash my U/W video housing, lights and gear adequately. Small kitchenette with room offered more than sufficient room for recharging batteries and maintenance. Balcony offerd a table, chairs and a long wall rack for drying any and all dive gear and camera gear

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The good is that Jeremy is now the new owner of the dive operation. Previously, he had worked for the owner, Oracio. There is no one in the Caribbean that comes close to his operation. It starts with 120's that last for ever underwater. He offers towels to all divers and warm, soft,long dive jackets for the whole time you are on board along with fruit, cookies plus plain and flavored water. Jeremy sets up all gear and cares for it at the end of the day. Dives generally last well over 1 hour with the large tanks and the jackets are a welcomed sight during the surface interval. I dove with a 3 mil suit and the next time I will be diving with a 5 mil. The dives are long and wonderful but chills came in for me especially durning the 2nd dive. Predive briefings were great, explained well so all were in agreement and understood. Went out of his way to show both the large and the small found U/W. Used an U/W writer to question and explain to the divers what they were seeing. Lots of eagle rays, great turtles and great interaction with 1 nurse shark in particular. The boat is small with a max of 3-7 divers but still enough room for a camera rinse tank. He always asked "how can I make this dive experience better for you". The diving and service with Jeremy and " Living Underwater" doesn't get any better than this no matter where you go.
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