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

Sand Dollar Sports, Jul, 2009,

by Ron & Dawn Steedman, Fl, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 33 reports). Report 4897.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palm Bch, Fla Keys, Bonaire, Gr. Turk, Caymans, St. Thomas, Barbados, Belize, Roatan, Hawaii,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was dive destination #2 of 4 dive destinations from the Carnival Legend.Because the dive was arranged through the cruise ship, there were time restrictions.We were picked up from the cruise ship dock, and taken to their shop for equipment. We had e-mailed ahead to ensure one of us had 63 tanks. The dive operation was very friendly and helpful, and did a thorough briefing.There was a videographer along for those who wanted a memento of their dive.. The 2 dive sites we did were Santa Rosa-83', and San Clemente-44'. Both were drift dives. The first dive site had prolific life: Angels, jacks, file fish, triggers, blk. durgons- all the usual Caribbean suspects. There were also a couple of cool swim thrus at 80'. Our SI was spent at the dive shop viewing a video of our dive. We were told to buy what we wanted now, as we wouldn't be returning to the shop (but we did- to haul equipment back after the dive). There was a little more current on the second site, which was also vibrant with fishes, and yellow and purple sponges. The sandy dune areas reminded us of Gr. Turk. There were schools of cotton wicks which we don't often see where we dive. These were both easy dives, though the inexperienced majority on the boat thought the currents were "ripping". There never was a roll-call taken, but the divemasters constantly were doing a visible head count in and out of the water. There were no snacks provided, only water. The excursion lasted about 5 hrs. We really liked the diving here, and will return to Cozumel again, perhaps to dive with the dive op. independently.
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