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

January, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Danny & Doreen Scott, HI, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 4758
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
75   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time and depth limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
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
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
We'd read Undercurrent reports about Scuba Club, which was really helpful,
as we knew what to expect.

When we checked-in to the hotel, we were surprised that rooms are given
randomly. We're used to paying extra to have an oceanfront or ocean view
room, but at Scuba Club, you get whatever room they assign you.
Fortunately, you're not in the room much, so ultimately it doesn't matter

The food is superb!! We had a special vegetarian dietary request, which
Mario's Fat Grouper Restaurant staff cheerfully helped with each day. 

We are "scuba animals" so we did every boat dive possible, plus
lots of shore diving. The shore in front of the hotel is very brown and
dead, with lots of rubble where fish and great critters like eels and
octopi can hide (so look inside the crevices and cracks and you'll be
rewarded!). LOTS of flounders on the sand. The night dives are great as the
octopi are very active. If you dive straight out from the shore, you will
eventually reach the drop-off which is very pretty . . . just conserve your

Lots of great barricudas on every dive, and we saw nurse sharks and huge
moray eels. 

The divemasters were mostly fabulous, with one exception of a guy who
seemed very burned-out by his job and just wanted to get the divers
in-and-out as quickly as possible. 

The dive shop counts the dive weights that you rent carefully, and they'll
charge you if you don't return the same amount of weight, so be careful
with these weights.

The wind made surface intervals on boat dives very cold. Everyone was cold
on the boat, and we switched from our summer wetsuits to 7 mm to deal with
the coldish water and wind. One day, there was so much wind and chop that
all dives were cancelled for the day up and down the coast. But it was
January, after all. If you're heading to Cozumel in the winter, plan on
taking extra neoprene. Lots of us were at the scuba shop across from the
hotel, paying top tourist dollars for hoods, vests, polartechs, etc.

Overall, we had a great experience and the value for your dollar is
fantastic! We would definitely return. 
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