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Dive Review of Papa Hog/Villa Blanca in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

July, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Barry Klickstein, MA, USA
Report Number 271
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]Max 120, dive own profile after DM saw you could  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
[None]We had the same DM all week, and he was accomodating.  Strong
currents and down currents on several dive sites.  Small groups made the
diving fun--no crowds.  Also, Papa Hogs has its own restaurant across the
street, which has the best breakfasts and burgers on Cozumel.  Villa Blanca
is simple, but the upstairs rooms are large, airy, and clean, and they give
you a five gallon jug of water.  The garden and pool were a great place to
relax, and there was never a problem with anything we asked for.
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