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Dive Review of Paradise Divers/Marina Paraiso in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Isla Mujeres

July, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Leigh Vinzant, CO, US
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Report Number 7715
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Micronesia, Bonaire, Caymans, Belize, Roatan, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, choppy, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
All dives were led by a guide; depth and time were determine by the guide.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
5 stars  
 
 

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5 stars   
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Comments  
The resorts website boasted having an on-site dive operation, which is why
we chose to stay and dive here. A couple of months before our arrival, the
management changed hands and the dive shop became a bakery. The dive
operation was run by Ivan with the help of Captain Enrique. They had a
small boat and a little gear, but no shop and no tanks. Each day Ivan had
to pick up filled tanks from another shop. We had requested five days of
3-tank diving. The new schedule did not do single afternoon dives, but
would go out for two dives. On our first day of diving, my buddy and I
loaded onto the 20-foot panga, along with five other divers and our crew of
two. The boat was designed to comfortably hold dive gear and about four
divers, so we were very tightly crammed in. The 45-minute ride out was
rough and most guests were on the verge of seasicknesses before Ivan and
Enrique helped us gear up and back-roll in. The dive was on a nice sunken
gunboat, but was a little on the short side. The second dive was my
favorite of the week. We did an exciting drift dive in a ripping current at
Punta Sur, the southern most point of ...
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