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Dive Review of Scuba Du/Presidente Inter-Continental in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

March, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Curt Marshall, GA, USA
Report Number 440
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Destin Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth max of 80 ft.  Time dependent on depth.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
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):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
This was our first family dive vacation.  We were initiated to diving on a
Royal Caribbean Cruise last year and were "certified" (PADI scuba
diver) in Barbados.  The entire family became open water certified during
the next year.  We have been told that Cozumel is a less than ideal place
for our first dive trip because of the current and the complexity of the
drift diving.  In fact, we had a teriffic time.  We found the Presidente
all it was touted to notch in every way and the onsite dive
operator' Scuba Du, was super.  We opted for the "5 day 2 tank and a
night dive' package.  Scuba Du's service was tremendously convenient. 
Carlos took our gear after each dive, rinsed it and delivered it to the 
dock the next day.  Beto, our divemaster was very personable and made sure
we saw a great deal of sea life.  I unfortunately sucked a little too much
air and had to surface ahead of the crowd with my buddy.  After I
discovered I could request a 100 cu. ft. tank, things got a lot better. 
The dive boat was well equipped, clean and the crew very friendly and
safety oriented. Ricardo helped with the gear and made sure the gas was on
before we entered the water. 

We thouroughly enjoyed renting a jeep and taking the afternoon to see the
east side of the island.  We stopped at Coconuts for lunch.  Great stereo
system powered by car batteries (no electricity on that side of Cozumel). 
My only regret about the entire trip was that it couldn't be longer.  I
will definitely go back and stay at the Presidente and dive with Scuba Du. 
But then as I stated earlier, this was our first trip. . . nothing to
compare to.  
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