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

February, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Gary Wenzel, NH, USA
Report Number 945
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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

sunny, windy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
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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