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Dive Review of Scuba S.Cool/Pueblito Escondido Mistik Residence in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Playa del Carmen

Scuba S.Cool/Pueblito Escondido Mistik Residence, May, 2010,

by Rhodri Pritchard Thomas, Rome, IT ( 1 report). Report 5657.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Ao Nang (Krabi, Thailand). Huatulco (Oaxaca, Mexico).
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 28 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Depth.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments After looking around Playa del Carmen diving operators we decided to dive with Scuba S.Cool. Rodolfo and Hector from Scuba S.Cool were very helpful from the begining, explaining all the possible options and offering a personalised itinerary. They were also happy to take just the two of us and not try to make up a larger group. They seemed to know the area well and appeared to be the only fully Mexican operator in Playa del Carmen. All their equipment was new and of good quality.

We took a package of three 2-tank dives. We dived 6 different sites of varying depths and levels of difficulty, but still well within our own limits of experience. As we are relatively inexperienced divers (<25 dives) we started with a couple shallow dives (<12 m) and then progressed to deeper water and stronger currents and finished with a wreck dive and a drift dive.

There was plenty of interesting coral and lots of fish. We also saw a few turtles and barracudas, but May is not a good time for the bigger fish and sharks that appear at other times of the year.

Since it was only the two of us plus the Dive Master and Instructor, the experience was more rewarding and felt safe. It was a great plus to dive in a very small group; there were other dive boats that were packed and when we happened to come across one in the water it felt really crowded, especially as it looked like they were taking people on discover scuba trips.

If you are into privacy and not crowded diving we would recommend diving with Scuba S.Cool, who are professional, know the area well, can offer personalised trips and are very helpful and friendly.
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