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

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Ron & Dawn Steedman, Fl, USA
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Report Number 4897
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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