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Dive Review of Living Underwater in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

April, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Lori Brown, MD, USA
Sr. Contributor   (22 reports)
Report Number 999
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
PNG, Irian Jaya, Wakatobi, Bonaire, Indonesia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, surge  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
depth limits suggested, let dive master know at 1200 and 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
There have been some changes in personnel at Living Underwater - Oracio is
gone.  Jeremy is now in charge and he is doing a great job.  The
determination to give divers what they want, rather than what is convenient
for the dive operator, is what makes Living Underwater a real jewel.  We
abandoned another dive operation that we had been diving with for years
when they stopped focusing on where we wanted to dive and took us to the
same old dive sites over and over again.  Instead of deciding where the
dive was going and imposing it on divers, Jeremy let us decide, within the
limitations of our abilities, where we should dive.  As a result, we were
able to dive sites that I havent been to in years, including Barracuda. 
Jeremy was also flexible about the time that we started diving so that a
few days, he picked up divers at 6:30 am (dont panic, it was by
consensus). There are a lot less folks out diving at 6:30 than just a few
hours later!  I also did some less challenging dives with my 12 year old
son.  It was a good mix of sites including Punta Sur, Santa Rosa Wall, San
Francisco Wall, Delilah, and Punta Francesca.  The 120 and 95 steel tanks
make all the difference  minimum time down (excluding Barracuda) was 72
  We also discovered a new restaurant - La Lobsteria, on Avenida 5 Sur at
Calle 7.  As the name implies, they had lobster which they prepare with
several sauces or just plain old broiled with butter.  There was also
pasta, fish, chicken, etc.  The service was charming and the proprietor
genuinely gracious.   
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