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

Scuba Du/El Cantil: "Unanticipated Wild Rides", Jun, 2014,

by Rose Mueller , TX, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 7953.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most every place there is to dive with the exception of the Arctic or South Africa; being certified in Montana in 32 degree water was quite enough!
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There It isn't inexpensive to fly directly into Cozumel. We have flown into Cancun and taken the ferry which works.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Cozumel is enforcing the rules about NO TOUCHING which is good. I wish there were more control over the passengers on the cruise ships. Their behavior seems to be overlooked as they bring in such revenue to the island. Perhaps the novice divers should be given one reef to trample.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Scuba Du would accommodate as we wished. As our camera equipment is expensive we take it with us after diving ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Having had over 450 dives in Cozumel, we felt confident in what to expect in July. We were so very wrong! I have never been in the waters of Cozumel where the currents were so varied and ferocious the entire week. It was virtually impossible to escape them. There, of course, were dive sites that were almost impossible to navigate as Cedral Wall. That being said we did 16 dives and succeeded in finding the magnificent splendid "sapito" or toad fish and the ill ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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