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Dive Review of Manta Divers/Gran Caribe Real in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cancun

Manta Divers/Gran Caribe Real, Sep, 2007,

by Perry, TX, USA ( 2 reports). Report 3530.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Lakes in Texas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80 to 88 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 30 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Dive profiles were set by DM following PADI RDP NDLs, or signal 1,000 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Photographer accompanied us on dive

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 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We booked the Gran Caribe Real through Funjet Vacations, and were very pleased with the service of both operations. The resort is kept in excellent condition and the food and drinks(AI)were good and plentiful. We were there for a family wedding, so dive time was limited. The owners of Manta Divers(John&Mimi Dykes)picked myself and wife up from our hotel on their way into work. The boat was small, but we dived with 3 others and had plenty of room. Trip to site was quick and briefing was thorough. Swells were sizable and motion sickness became an issue while on the surface. Once below, we saw many barracuda, parrot, trigger, and butterfly fishes. Their was a big spotted eagle ray hovering over the wreck which was literaly full of grunts and snappers. The current was very strong and water was very warm from 0'-20'. Water only on the boat during SI. El Tunel was a shallow coral garden with some rocks and ledges to explore. More parrots, a green moray, and a very camera friendly nurse shark made our bottom time seem to fly by. Photographer dived with us. Pictures and/or video available after dive. They were very well done. Overall great trip and would recommend resort and dive op. Take snacks and extra water on dive boat. Medicate for sea sickness as required, and be prepared for current at wreck site.
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