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Dive Review of SCUBA DU in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by LAWRENCE L BELLEMY, TX, TX (1 report)
Report Number 3462
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
FLOWER GARDENS, AQUERENA SPRINGS, TERRELL SCUBA PARK,ATHENS SCUBA PARK
TEXAS, LAKE TRAVIS TEXAS, COCO VIEW HONDURAS, COSTA RICA, BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS, ARUBA, BONAIRE, CURACAO, PLAYA DEL CARMAN, CANCUN
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
rainy  
Seas
calm, currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
83   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
1
Water Visibility
100   to 125    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
START TO SURFACE AT 700 PSI  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
WE TOOK OVER 250 PICTURES ON THIS TRIP. USED CANNON 8MEGA PIX CAMERA AND
HOUSING. BUILT IN FLASH. GOT MANY GREAT PICTURES OF NURSE SHARKS, TURTLES
AND THE USUAL TROPICALS. ONE OF A BEAUTIFUL SPLENDID TOAD FISH.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
WE HAVE DOVE WITH SCUBA DU TWO YEARS IN A ROW. WHEN WE LEFT HOME FOR A WEEK
OF DIVING IN COZUMEL WE EXPECTED GREAT SERVICE AND ATTENTION FROM SCUBA DU.
BOY DID SCUBA DU EVER LIVE UP TO OUR EXPECTATIONS AND MORE... EVERYTHING WE
ASK THEY WERE WILLING TO PROVIDE. BLANCA IS SO SWEET. SHE MAKES YOU FEEL
LIKE YOU ARE PART OF THE FAMILY. ALTHOUGH  WHERE WE STAYED AT EL COZUMELENO
RESORT (A BEAUTIFUL' ALL INCLUSIVE PLACE WITH GREAT FOOD) WHICH WAS FAR
NORTH OF WHERE THEY USUALLY PICK UP DIVERS, THEY WILLINGLY ACCOMMODATED US.
I KNOW IT MUST HAVE COST THEM A LOT EXTRA IN FUEL TO MAKE THE TRIP. THE
SMALL 6 PACK BOATS WERE  GREAT, CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE WITH TWIN 150 HP
OUTBOARDS, PERFECT FOR DRIFT DIVING AND GAVE US AN EASY BACK ROLL INTO THE
BEAUTIFUL TURQUOISE WATER. LOTS OF BOTTLED WATER AND FRESH FRUIT
(WATERMELON, PINEAPPLE AND CANTELOPE) WAS PROVIDED AT THE LEISURELY SURFACE
INTERVAL AND AFTER THE SECOND DIVE. THEY EVEN GAVE US WARN MOIST MINT
SCENTED TERRY CLOTH TOWELS AFTER DIVING WHICH WAS GREAT! BOTH THE DIVE
MASTERS AND THE BOAT CAPTAINS WERE FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE. THEY MADE
EVERYONE ON THE BOAT FEEL COMFORTABLE AND RIGHT AT HOME ON THE REEF. THE
WHOLE OPERATION WAS VERY SAFETY CONSCIOUS WITHOUT BEING OVERLY PROTECTIVE.
ON ONE DAY OF OUR DIVING IT WAS JUST MY WIFE AND I IN THE BOAT. OUR DIVE
MASTER WAS ALEJANDRO AND CAPTAIN WAS DAVID. DIVING WITH JUST THE THREE OF
US ON BEAUTIFUL SANTA ROSA WALL WAS GREAT. THE CORALS AND SPONGES WERE SO
BREATH TAKING. WE FELT LIKE WE WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THE OCEAN. WE SAW
THE LARGEST BARRACUDA THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN. HE MUST HAVE BEEN 6 OR 7 FEET
LONG. OUR SECOND DIVE OF THE DAY WAS ON PARADISE REEF. IE WAS A SHALLOW
DIVE (45 FEET) BUT IT HAD SO MANY SMALL CREATURES THAT IT WAS FASCINATING.
HERE WE ALSO SAW TWO SPLENDID TOAD FISH WHICH OUR DIVE MASTER GENTLY COAXED
OUT OF HIDING. THESE GUYS WILL FIND ALMOST ANY CREATURE YOU WANT TO SEE IF
YOU JUST ASK.
WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND SCUBA DU TO ANYONE WHO WANTS A PLEASANT WEEK   OF
BEAUTIFUL DIVING IN PARADISE.
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