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

Scuba Cozumel/Scuba Club Cozumel, Feb, 2006,

by Bill Allen, FL, USA . Report 2290.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 80' depth.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The shallow reefs of Cozumel, ie: Tormentos and Paradise are now effectively burried under sand. In some places under feet of sand. Santa Rosa and Punta Sur (deeper reefs) have a good dusting of sand. Noticeable by their absence are the abundant large green eels of the past and the large grouper. This trip I saw only one green moray and maybe a half dozen medium sized grouper. The underwater topography is radically altered from what I have seen on the 8 previous trips I have made to the island. Scuba Club Cozumel is in operation and doing well. Other hotels are still rebuilding and some will likely be torn down. There is significant damage to the vegetation on the island but it is already making a comeback. The underwater scene will take longer but recovery is already taking place. When the current is running you can watch the sand being blown of the reef structure. Cozumel is changed, and it's not all bad. It is all new. Bottom line, I'll go back in couple of years.
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