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Dive Review of Sand Dollar Sports/Reef Club in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

July, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Billy E. Haggerty Jr. CRNA, Texas, USA
Report Number 283
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Hawaii, Texas, New Mexico, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Watch computer, stay with Dive Master, Surface with 500psi air.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Separate wash buckets for u/w video and cameras, Staff very knowledgeable
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
The Reef Club in Cozumel is an all-inclusive (including meals and alcohol)
resort way south of the main town in Cozumel.  This is great for repeat
divers to the Island and non-divers who want to lay back on the beach and
not be hasseled by the "hawkers" in town peddaling their wares. 
The room was very clean and all of the options in the room worked. (a/c,
toilet, shower, etc.)  The huge pools are clean and have plenty of staff
directed activitites to get you involved if you wish. Great place for the
kids.  They have activities for all age groups.  There is also an adult
only pool with a swim up bar.  The food is served buffet styled.  Food was
OK and speciality themed each day and night.  A huge Mexican Fiesta night
mid-week with tons of food and a special entertainment show.  Each night
there is a staff show in the a/c'ed theater.  A taxi to town is roughly
$170 pesos each way for up to 4 people.($15)  I would definately go back to
this facility.
Sand Dollar Sports (SDS) scuba shop is full of English speaking helpful and
talented folks.  They make the diving easy.  There are dive packages
available check the internet or your vacation travel agent.  Mine was  They only book Cozumel trips.  The SDS shop is on the
Reef Clubs north end and a pier for the dive boats is there also.  The best
part about these "south of the Island" dive operators.....only a
5-10 minute boat ride to the reefs that you dive.  Usually these are 40
minutes to an hour at least from the operations near downtown Cozumel.  No
food or drinks on the boat between bring your own from
breakfast.  I was issued a free dive locker for the week that I was there. 
Fresh water rinse sink handy.  I dove with an U/W video camera all week and
had a blast.  Certification classes available, look at the website.  Nice
big boats.  They dive 2tanks in the am and pm and night dive if enough
interest to fill a boat.  Punta Sur is so close.  Go see the "church
with the white coral/sponge cross" and Devils Throat.   
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