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

March, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by John Miller, TX, US
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports)
Report Number 6468
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Tobago with Sport Diver Mag; Turks/Cacos Aggressor; Cayman Aggressor; Utila
Agressor; Belize; Key West; Bar Harbor Maine and this is our third trip to
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
700 psi and 3 minutes at 15ft  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Camera buckets and tables. DM and boat crew OK camera handlers.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
2 stars   
4 stars    
The rooms are ok, hard beds. plenty of room and porch with coat racks.
Dining was ok and service by wait staff excellent. Stayed 10 days and ate
all my meals on-site. Coffee and hot tea available most hours. Dive shop is
run very efficiently, with PADI instruction available. Although I've been a
Master Diver for three years, got my DM Card with excellent and demanding
instructor who has worked in Austin and Houston TX.

Wreck dive yesterday should have been called by the DM as currents are the
worse I have ever been in. One of the Scuba Club's boats was on the site 30
minutes prior and could have warned our boat. Literally had to use the
wreck's structure to pull myself to the mooring line to surface and the DM
had to tow my wife. Another lady (PADI instructor) lost her camera from her

Today, a 14 yr old girl, who I had assisted in her PADI OW referral
training last week here, was on a dive with her dad, us and others. Due to
the size of the group it was split between two DM. The plan called for a
max bottom depth of 80ft drift on the wall and then go to 50. I was on the
wall at 85ft. I saw this girl 15-20 off the wall and below me. Her dad was
on the wall and at 80ft. The girl did not have her depth gauage or elevator
buttons in her left hand and was slowly sinking. I kicked as hard as i
could and caught her at 104 ft to bring her up to her dad. The DM was
nowhere around. Ten minutes later the DM was at 60ft on one side of a coral
head and the girl was nowhere to be seen. I found her on the otherside
(wall side) of the coral head at 90ft and her dad was nowhere around. They
began their ascent to their safty stop about 10 minutes later due to dad
being at 700PSI, DM was down around 55 ft and did not see them ascent. No
floatee being used. DM was not concerned that two of the group had surfaced
and w/o deploying a floated so I deployed mine as boat traffic was heavy.
After my safety stop as I surfaced our boat was picking the girl and her
dad out of the water. I intend to report this operation to PADI as I
consider the lack of concern for newly certified divers in these conditions
unacceptable. Others may believe this is a top notch operation, but in my
opinion it takes to great of risk for the inexperienced divers. Their
position seems to be if you have your C-card you can take care of yourself.
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