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Dive Review of Pepe Scuba/Coral Princess Club in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Pepe Scuba/Coral Princess Club, Oct, 2001,

by Steve Smallsreed, Ohio, USA . Report 96.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Carribean wide; Bahamas; Vancouver Island, B.C.; Tobermory, Ont.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Boats small and fast with no place to put cameras but in your lap.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Coral Princess Club Hotel is first rate. Located north of town. Rooms and accomodations first class. Hotel staff friendly and always helpful. Great ocean view and one of the best beeches of any of the hotels on Coz. If you get a jungle view room, just ask and they will move you to an ocean view when one is available, usually only a day or two wait. Good shore diving right in front of the hotel. Shallow (10 - 20 ft) but lots of great macro critters.
Pepe Scuba located right at hotel. Pepe is a great guy and runs a pretty good operation. Dive masters and Captains always friendly, and always assemble your gear for you. Boats small and fast, no cattle boats. While other operators will ignore harbour master rules and dive Baracuda, Pepe will not. You can't argue a safety rule. Boats pick you up right in front of the hotel. Could use gear lockers, though.
Avoid the scooter and car rental outfit at the hotel. They are rude, rip-off artists, and over priced. Much better deals in town.
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