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

May, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Lisa Jabusch, IL, USA
Report Number 559
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
most of Caribbean, Australia and Hawaii
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
We were pleasantly surprised at the diving with only "gentle"
currents present.  We expected "ripping" from what we'd
previously read about Cozumel (and experienced elswhere).  This was our
first trip doing only drift diving - it was so easy!  The night dive was
absolutely awesome!!  We dove the Yucab Reef and saw more in one dive than
all of our previous night dives together!  We quit counting the octupi and
toadfish; there were several basket stars out feeding; numerous eels out
hunting; and our guide even found seahorses.  Alberto was our guide all
week and he was very good at finding toadfish,seahorses,eels and adjusting
the dive given the conditions and divers.  The shore diving is good for
checkout, but mostly rubble and looking for macro stuff.  It was also a
good night dive.  Diving was as a loosely structured group that was follow
the leader, but we could stay down until our air got low, rather than the
group having to surface when the first one needed to.

The lodgings were very nice and the staff was always very friendly and
helpful.  The food was good basic Mexican, but you could choose burger and
fries or sandwiches at lunch for a change.  The rates (we paid about $800
each for a week) are fantastic considering they're all inclusive of meals
and 2 tank boat dive per day.  Shore diving was "unlimited", but
after 2 or 3 dives, you've pretty well seen most of what was there.  The
beds are a thin mattress (no boxspring) on a concrete base (take an air

To date, we've only returned to The Cayman Islands for repeat diving trips,
but we're already planning to return here in 2005.  The diving in Cayman is
so much more varied and overall better (because of the wall), but the
combination of price and quality in Cozumel at this operation can't be
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