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

Scuba Club Cozumel, May, 2007,

by John Crellin, PA, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 3308.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving FL, Carribean, San Diego
Closest Airport Getting There

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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