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Dive Review of Scuba Du/El Presidente in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

October, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Stephen kouri, WA, United States
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 5248
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Big Island, Maui, Figi and Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Limited depth on first dives to 90 ft.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 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):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
While Cozumel may not be the diving it was pre-hurricane, it is still very
good diving. 

The el Presidente is a value issue. It is not at the level of a Four
Seasons hotel like some claim, but it is still nice and a good value at
100-150 a night.

The trick to Scuba Du is to hire your own dive master at $50/day. We spent
our first couple dives with the group until we found a couple divers who
had similar profile and split the cost of a dive master. With your own dive
master the 45 minute limitation vanishes. Our dives were 55+ after hiring
our own dive master. 

It should be noted that Scuba du is valet diving and they pamper divers
both on and off the boat. Notable dive masters that stood out are Hector
and Allesandro. 

New divers should wary of the current. If you learned to dive in the
bathtub like environment like Hawaii, it can take a little experience to
get used to. It took me about 5-8 dives before I felt completely
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