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

May, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Andy Clisbee, MN, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4803
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving

Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 300    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Divemasters provided 'Max' depths for all dive sites, based primariy on NDL
times, but were flexible  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Separate rinse tanks on the dive boats and outside dive shop were
convenient. House reef had great photo opportunities at night (Octos,
Stingrays, Puffers, Squid, etc). Drift dives offered many different options
for photography during the day (Sharks, seahorses, grouper, eels, reef
fish, etc).
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 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   
5 stars    
The diving exceeded my expectations from the first dive to the last, with
amazing visibility, lots of swim-throughs and all sorts of marine life -
big and small. 

We had a group of 11 divers, so we had our own boat with 4 boat dives per
day (vs the standard 2 dives per day)...without 4 boat dives we would have
been disappointed - the house reef is good for night dives, but pretty
barren in the daytime.

The boats & divemasters were vey well organized and did a great job of
pointing out all the 'must-see' items on each of the dives. Very thorough
briefings were provided with suggested profiles, things to watch for, reef
structure, etc. The boat diving crew made us very comfortable, helping us
out of the water, changing tanks, providing refreshments, etc

Current at the dive sites was variable - some dives had very strong
current, which could be difficult for novice divers. Other sites had very
mild currents that were great for macro photography. Due to depth and
repetetive dives, its is important to monitor NDL to avoid exceeding

The Resort:
Rooms were basic but very clean, with good air conditioning but no TV or
phone (a nice break!). Resort included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner which
were excellent. They provided lots of variety, so you weren't eating the
same things day after day (unless you wanted to). Very attentive staff
during breakfast & lunch, but dinner service was typically slow. Drinks
were not included, but prices charged were very reasonable. Be sure to
bring cash for tips, as they are not included in the resort fees.

Due to 'Swine Flu', cruise ships are not stopping in Mexico until July, so
the island is pretty dead right now. Many shops & restaurants were
closed until the cruise ships come back.

Travel as a group to request 4 boat dives each day
Buy a phonecard online prior to your trip and use local payphones (much
cheaper than using the hotel phones)
Bring US Dollars - no need to convert to Mexican Pesos
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