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Dive Review of Tarraya/Royal Hideaway in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Tarraya/Royal Hideaway, Jul, 2013,

by Kenneth A Skitt, RI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7361.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bermuda, Barbados, Grand Cayman, Cancun, Puerto Adventuras, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Aruba, Curacao, St. Martin, St. Thomas, British Tortola, Greece, Florida, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions None, We just had to stay with the Divemaster. The groups we dove with were from several different shops.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None]I've been diving at Playa del Carmen a few times before with Chivo and had some great dives. This time out the dive operation paired us with an itinerant Divem ... 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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I wish I had known that we would not have been diving with Chivo (Martin Duran) who is a great divemaster and Instructor who really knows the sites and the area. Unfortunately he was not available t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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