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Dive Review of Scuba Club Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

May, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by John Crellin, PA, USA (4 reports)
Report Number 3308

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Reporter
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
FL, Carribean, San Diego

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
81   to 84    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
The only restrcition was to follow the divemaster and when he reached 500 -
700 psi, anyone not already headed to the surface had to head up to their
safety stop.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
All of their boats have a dedicated camera tank and separate buckets for
masks. The boats do have a dry area where you can work on your camera, but
they do not have "dedicated" camera tables.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Scuba Club Cozumel is a great resort for divers. The rooms are
"spartan" compared to expensive hotel resorts. There are no TVs
in the room.  Each room has a small fridge and clock radio. The whole room
is built out of concrete including the bed frame. The closet and dresser
space is made of wood.  The matress is kind of hard but I had no problem
sleeping.  Outside your room, there is hanging space for your gear.  Their
hotel is gated and security is on site and visible 24hrs a day. If your
spouse does not dive this is not the place to bring them. The boat crews
fall over themselves to help you gear up and get in the water. After each
dive they come around with water and juice boxes. The divemasters are very
knowledgable and try to find and point out critters and other stuff on each
dive. I took 2 specialty classes while I was there and their Instructor
Raymundo is fantastic. He made sure each of the specialty dives not only
covered the tasks but he made each dive unique. example, for the night
diver specialty we could have hit the same reef each night for 3 nights. We
did a different dive each night even making a night dive to 60 feet and out
to the wall.  The hotel works as an "all inclusive". However,
drinks are not included. Which was fine for me since I don't drink when I
am repetitive diving. My bill for soft drinks for the week was $35. You
could reduce this somewhat by making a trip to the market 3 blocks away on
your first day.  The food is good, not 5 star but very good and filling. 
Breakfast is buffet style but there is plenty to eat. Lunch is off a menu
and dinner is held in their dinning room and usually has at least 2 choices
of "specials". I noticed that they also seem to support special
diet needs. Don't know if there is an extra cost for that.  Shore diving is
OK. Off their shore it never gets deeper than 20 feet in the
"controlled area" but they put a bunch of "rubble"
around the area for fish to hide in. I took picutres of many different
types of fish right off their shore.  Afternoon and night dives are
available almost every day. They had a night dive operating the one night
for some AOW students and myself doing the night specialty. They welcomed
all other guests to dive with the instructors and we ended up with 14
divers and a fun dive. The hotel is a 15 minute walk to town so if you like
a nice walk in 85 degree heat don't waste $5 on the taxi.  You can get
cheaper flights into and out of Cancun, just allow 2 1/2 hours to travel on
the bus and ferry to cozumel and if you travel home from Cancun, plan to
arrive 3 hours before your flight. The Cancun airport is a tourist zoo. The
Cozumel airport is small and very fast to process through. All in all Scuba
Club is a outstanding value for their price.
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