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Dive Review of SCUBA DU in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

SCUBA DU, Aug, 2006,

by LAWRENCE L BELLEMY, TX, TX ( 1 report). Report 3462.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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