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

Scuba Du/el Presidente: "Excellent Again", Apr, 2016,

by Marty Kalb, OH, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8871 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving 25+ years throughout the Caribbean. Bonaire, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, St.Croix, Virgin Gorda, Curacao, Barbados, St Martin, Antigua, (snorkeling Galapagos )
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Numerous flights daily

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions A depth limit of 80 feet was strongly advised by all dive masters during the first dive. The depth of the second dive was limited by the terrain to 45-60 feet.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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
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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 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This visit to Cozumel was my 17th over a period of 25 years. For most of those visits I have stayed at the Presidente and used Scuba Du as the Dive operator. I experimented a few times by staying at less expensive hotels and I have used other operators but on each of those occasions I regretted the change. Cozumel is justly famous for drift diving, great visibility, fascinating underwater geography and a variety of marine life. It is all true. The drama of diving Santa Rosa Wall, Columbia, Palancar Bricks or Palancar Horseshoe is unforgettable no matter h ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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