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

April, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Lynda Durfee, VA, US
Top Contributor   (38 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 4721
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Aruba, Hawaii, Key Largo, Provodenciales, Saba, Statia, St. Kitts, Lake
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max was 100 ft; mandatory 3-min safety stop at 700 psi; divemaster led  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Dedicated rinse tank. Plenty of table space, but no area dedicated for
cameras; divers mixed gear, towels, etc. on tables.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
This was my first trip to Cozumel.  I knew it was primarily drift diving,
but I wasn't expecting currents so strong at times that it was
"drive-by diving."  I prefer to be able to hover and observe if I
see something interesting.  I'm small (100 lbs + gear), and I often had a
hard time not getting too far ahead of the divemaster (Miguel) and had to
kick hard just to stay in place.  I liked the long dive throughs on several
sites.  However, I have to think that with thousands of divers going
through them every month, that they are pretty much clean of any life,
though there were some critters hiding in ledges.  It was windy most of the
week (April 1-8), though only on the 7th were any boats cancelled (our
group's was because we were flying out the next day and couldn't wait until
they made a go/no-go decision at mid-morning; one boat with 5 or 6 divers
went at 11 am and did two dives).  Food was excellent; not
"gourmet", but you couldn't go hungry!  Rooms were super clean,
as were the public areas.  Our room was one of the "penthouses"
with 40 steps to climb several times a day!  Every room has a drying rod,
table, and chairs on a patio or balcony for drying gear.  Also, lockers
near dive shop and shore dive area (use your own lock).  Did the C-53 wreck
dive (awesome) and the twilight 2-tank (one at twilight and second after
dark) as extras; also, a twilight and a night dive from shore. If you do
the boat night dive, they hold your dinner for you (we ate after 10 pm!),
which was made to order. I was surprised there wasn't the variety of fish I
had seen in other parts of the Caribbean, but we did see yellow rays, large
grouper, lobsters, and turtles on most days.  Overall, very good value for
the money.
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