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Scuba Cozumel/ Scuba Club Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   The shallow reefs of Cozumel, ie: Tormentos and Paradise are now effectively burried under sand. In some places under feet of sand... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2006   Bill Allen
500+ Dives
 
Dive Paradise/ Hotel Casa Mexicana Full report N   [N/A]   Hurricane Wilma recovery has gone quickly. Most hotels are operational again. The dive operations are working normally. The downto... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2006   Tom Rain
250+ Dives
 
Dreamtime Dive Resort/ Carnival Cruise, Liberty Full report N   Costa Maya, Majahual   I booked with Dreamtime divers( [. . . ] )on- line before we left home. Dive shop was very nice and friendly people. T... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Jill and Rob Caple
<100 Dives
 
DIVE PARADISE Full report N   [N/A]   EVERYTHING DIVE PARADISE DID FOR US WAS ABOVE AND BEYOND. BOAT CONDITION EXCELLENT, DIVEMASTER JAIME IS THE BEST WE'VE HAD IN 20 ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2006   GILDA & WARREN SPRUNG
250+ Dives
 
Blue XTSea/ Suites Bahia Full report N   [N/A]   Good - only two divers, except for one other on one day. - long dives - some interesting wildlife - fast boat - some nice swimth... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
1/2006   Brian Maxim
100+ Dives
 
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Bahia Divers, independent of resort/ Gran Bahia Principe Tulum Full report N   Riviera Maya   I had not been to an all- inclusive resort like the Bahia Principe Tulum before and suspected, rightfully, it turns out, that the a... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2005   Joe Simmons
1000+ Dives
 
Sand Dollar Full report N   [N/A]   I descended to 50 feet and was in the water for approximately 8 minutes when my regulator & my spare failed. I swam to my dive bu... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2005   Leo Goetz
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Club Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   Only got 3 days of diving in before Hurricane Wilma hit the Island with a venegance and battered the island with Category 4 winds ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2005   Sue Sepelak
500+ Dives
 
Dive with Martin/ Hotel Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   Dive with Martin March 2006 I had previously written a very good report on Dive with Martin(2004). I now wish to retract that ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   Jack Hall
250+ Dives
 
Dive Paradise/ Hotel Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   This was a great trip, a great location, a great dive operator, great divemasters, and great water. All in all, I don't think I c... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2005   Walter Bennett
<100 Dives
 
Yucatech Expeditions Full report N   [N/A]   After a few days of reef diving in Cozumel, we were ready for a change. On the advice of other divers, we contacted German Yunez ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2005   Lori Brown, Justin Green
250+ Dives
 
dresler divers/ iberostar Full report N   [N/A]   dive operation well run. boats left on time. same sites every week. no snacks after dives and water offered only once. divemast... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2005   james boone
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Club Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   This is our 7th or 8th visit to Scuba Club Cozumel. While we have been lots of places with more to see such as the South Pacific, ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Robert Barada
100+ Dives
 
Dive Paradise/ Hotel Cozumel Full report N   Cozumel   The resort was set up well for this type of trip. The rooms were large, balconeys had pegs and racks to hang gear, beds were comf... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   Marjorie
<100 Dives
 
Scuba Cancun/ Occidental Grand Flamenco Xcaret Full report N   Xcaret/Cancun   Warning for any divers looking to book with Scuba Cancun. What a disaster our trip was because of them. As an Instructor with a ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   William B. Heyn
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Shack/ El Presidente Full report N   [N/A]   Hurricane Emily appeared to have very little impact on the reefs where we dove. Palancar Horseshoe was very good with 100+ visibi... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   Michael Emerson
100+ Dives
 
Liquid Blue Divers/ Palapas Amaranto Full report N   Cozumel   Liquid Blue Divers is one of 3 Cozumel operations that routinely offers the steel 120 cf tanks and longer dives. Aldora and Living... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2004   Mike Frayn
100+ Dives
 
Living Underwater Full report N   [N/A]   There have been some changes in personnel at Living Underwater - Oracio is gone. Jeremy is now in charge and he is doing a great ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2004   Lori Brown
<100 Dives
 
Living Underwater Full report N   [N/A]   There have been some changes in personnel at Living Underwater - Oracio is gone. Jeremy is now in charge and he is doing a great ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2004   Lori Brown
<100 Dives
 
LIQUID BLUE DIVERS/ IBEROSTAR Full report N   [N/A]   Liquid Blue Divers was a fine operation. I found that Roberto and Michaela run a first class operation. They were attentive from... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2004   DUANE HILL
100+ Dives
 
LIQUID BLUE DIVERS/ IBEROSTAR Full report N   [N/A]   Liquid Blue Divers was a fine operation. I found that Roberto and Michaela run a first class operation. They were attentive from... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2004   DUANE HILL
100+ Dives
 
LIQUID BLUE DIVERS/ IBEROSTAR Full report N   [N/A]   Liquid Blue Divers was a fine operation. I found that Roberto and Michaela run a first class operation. They were attentive from... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2004   DUANE HILL
100+ Dives
 
LIQUID BLUE DIVERS/ IBEROSTAR Full report N   [N/A]   Liquid Blue Divers was a fine operation. I found that Roberto and Michaela run a first class operation. They were attentive from... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2004   DUANE HILL
100+ Dives
 
Emerald Dolphin Dive Services/ Hotel Cozumel -use to be Las Brisas Full report N   [N/A]   Cozumel is the type of trip to make to get in the blue water, care free drift diving, and some land based activities to boot. Hig... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2004   Timothy Smith
100+ Dives
 
Xcaret/ Occidental Grand Flemenco Xcaret Full report N   Mayan Riviera   The diving is average. The coral reef structure is no where near as developed as it is in Cozumel. The currents are extremely stro... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
11/2003   KIM S. DEVOE
100+ Dives
 
Aldora Divers/ Beach House Rental South of Town Full report N   [N/A]   Aldora Divers runs a very nice operation. The boat picked us up at a hotel pier near our beach house between 7: 30 and 8: 00 am eac... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2003   Roger, Donna & Kate Soape
250+ Dives
 
Advanced Divers/ Presidente Intercontinental Full report N   [N/A]   Itís been nearly two years since we visited Cozumel. Many things have changed, but one thing hasnít: the great service and diving ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Jack Gibson
500+ Dives
 
Dive Paradise/ Plaza Las Glorias Full report N   [N/A]   Dive guides were friendly and knowledgable. The fastboat option was worth the extra money. These boats were good condition and got... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
6/2003   Charles Seder
<100 Dives
 
Scuba Club Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   We were pleasantly surprised at the diving with only "gentle" currents present. We expected "ripping" from what we'd previously r... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2003   Lisa Jabusch
100+ Dives
 
Dive With Martin/ Summer Place Inn Full report N   Cozumel   First I would like to say that the Summer Place Inn was a wonderful place to stay. It is a bed and breakfast. There was an open ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
4/2003   Jennifer
<100 Dives
 
Akumal Dive Center/ Oasis Akumal Full report N   Akumal   Oasis Akumal is a nice, quiet, small property with a nice beach and decent snorkling. The food is good and the staff is friendly ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2003   Richard Powers
100+ Dives
 
Akumal Dive Center/ Oasis Akumal Full report N   Akumal   Oasis Akumal is a nice, quiet, small property with a nice beach and decent snorkling. The food is good and the staff is friendly ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
4/2003   Richard Powers
100+ Dives
 
RZ Explorers/ Park Royal Full report N   [N/A]   Let me start with the dive operation, RZ Exporers operates out of Chankanaab park and on Palancar beach. Our first dive was at Cha... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2003   Randall Robertson
<100 Dives
 
Sand Dollar Sports/ Reef Club Full report N   [N/A]   Traveled by US Airlines without incident and on time. The TSA staff is much quicker and nicer than the rent- a- cops who used to do ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2003   James Reilly and Fran Klass
500+ Dives
 
Aqua Safaris/ Vista del Mar Full report N   [N/A]   This was a budget trip, so I didn't expect the best. Vista del Mar overlooks the harbor, has no beach. Rooms renovated and rather... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2003   Mary K. Wicksten
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Paradise/ Costa Club/Las Brisas Full report N   [N/A]   The diving: Overall, very good! This, our sixth trip to Cozumel in the past 14 years, has seen improvements in the protection of... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2002   Debbie Pasich
500+ Dives
 
Dive Paradise/ Costa Club Full report N   [N/A]   Cozumel continues to be a great dive value. Dive paradise boats left the dock around 8: 30 AM and, for the most part, were not too... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2002   Al Krenz
250+ Dives
 
Papa Hog's Scuba Emporium/ Reef Club Full report N   [N/A]   Strong Currents. Dive boat was crowded with children out of school. Would go back at another time when school is in session in the... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
7/2002   Jay
<100 Dives
 
Papa Hog/ Villa Blanca Full report N   [N/A]   We had the same DM all week, and he was accomodating. Strong currents and down currents on several dive sites. Small group... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2002   Barry Klickstein
250+ Dives
 
Pepe Scuba/ Coral Princess Club Full report N   [N/A]   Coral Princess Club Hotel is first rate. Located north of town. Rooms and accomodations first class. Hotel staff friendly and alwa... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2001   Steve Smallsreed
1000+ Dives
 
Pepe Scuba/ Coral Princess Club Full report N   [N/A]   Coral Princess Club Hotel is first rate. Located north of town. Rooms and accomodations first class. Hotel staff friendly and alwa... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2001   Steve Smallsreed
1000+ Dives
 
Dressel Divers/ Iberostar N   [N/A]   "Iberostar and Dressel Divers November 2019"
The Iberostar Lush, jungle like property with peacocks and iguanas roaming free along with flamingos, parrots, coatis and other w... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2019   Jon Hoffmann
500+ Dives
 
XTC Dive Center/ Casa Cara Cola Full report N   Xcalak   "XTC/Southern Yucatan/Xcalak"
XTC is a 5 Star PADI facility and the staff are as capable and experienced as one could hope for in this type of location. Cour... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
8/2017   Michael O'Reilly
1000+ Dives
 
Yucatek Divers Full report N   [N/A]   "Cenotes are nice, but who made you GOD?"
The cenotes are fun to dive, but the lead dive guide was a jerk. All of our group had been in the cenotes several times, but this... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
6/2017   Craig Gibson
500+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Allegro Full report N   Southern reefs, Cozumel   "Last year, great. This year not so much."
The last time I'd been to Cozumel before my May 2017 trip was in December'16 when I wrapped up 40 weeks of time down there spread ... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
5/2017   Shawn McDermott
1000+ Dives
 
Flamingo HOTEL/ [same]FLAMINGO h HOLBOX Full report N   ]HOLBOX ISLAND   "whale sharks at Holbox Island"
Holbox island is a laid- back , safe place , and Flamingo hotel is a charming , quiet place at the tip of the isle . WHALESHA... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
8/2016   CAUSSIOL
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Club Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   In a nutshell if you want to go and dive Cozumel for a week and not have to deal with making too many decisions you canít beat Scu... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
1/2014   Brian Schultze
<100 Dives
 
Tarraya/ Royal Hideaway Full report N   Playa del Carmen, Mexico   I wish I had known that we would not have been diving with Chivo (Martin Duran) who is a great divemaster and Instructor who reall... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
7/2013   Kenneth A Skitt
1000+ Dives
 
Luum Ha/ royal mayan Full report N   [N/A]   Alfredo ran a very professional dive operation. He is a very experienced cave diver who leads both ocean (wreck and reef)dives and... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
1/2012   Michael R Smith
1000+ Dives
 
AquaWorld/ Cozumel Palace] Full report N   Cozumel]   My husband and I did two tank dives with Aquaworld because it was basically free (using resort credits from Cozumel Palace). We w... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
12/2011   Vicki Huffman
250+ Dives
 
AquaWorld/ Royal Islander Full report N   Cancun   the good: mostly well behaved divers; only I had own equipment; Irish scotish and canadian got along ok; the crew was prepared fo... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
6/2011   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
 
Scuba Club Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   There were two groups on the boat we were assigned with a total of 23 sport divers. The drift diving mandated the groups enter the... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2008   Douglas Beal, MD
500+ Dives
 
Dive Palancar/ Occidental Grand Full report N   [N/A]   The hotel was a very nice all- inclusive. 5- 10 minute walk from room to the dive shop. Divers do all the hauling and cleaning of ... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
6/2008   Mike Judd
250+ Dives
 
Aldora/ Aldora Villa Full report N   [N/A]   For regular visitors to the Villa - sorry to report that Kay and Greg have returned to the states. They left the morning of April ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   Stan Blankenship
<100 Dives
 
Aqua Safari/ Hotel Cozumel Full report N   [N/A]   I had always heard so much about Cozumel, but I this was my first trip. . . I wasn't impressed. It is an easy flight from Housto... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
6/2006   Rick Tuss
500+ Dives
 
Manta Divers/ Best Western Caribe Plaza Full report N   Cancun   We didn't expect much as the reef begins just to the south of Cancun and we were not disappointed. Modest corals and a few sponges... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   James Reilly
250+ Dives
 
Blue Bubbles Full report N   [N/A]   Lost At Sea for nearly an Hour after dive was completed!!! I recently returned from Cozumel. We dove with Blue Bubbles also kno... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
1/2006   JIm
500+ Dives
 
Cozumel Sports/ Reef Club Full report N   [N/A]   I took my family of six plus two friends on what I had hoped would be a trip of a life time for my children ages 24, 20, twins 18 ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2004   Tom
500+ Dives
 
Aquaworld/ Moon Palace Full report N   Cancun   The Moon Palace was pricey, but all inclusive. Snorkling was easy from the beach access at the hotel. Service was impecable and ma... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Vicky Walker
<100 Dives
 
Mahekal Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   "Playa del Carmen"
I dive for 52 years. This month, my young wife and I went to Playa del Carmen for her to discover snorkling and diving. I was not ... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
9/2016   Bernard Dubois
500+ Dives
 
Scuba Tony/ Residencias Reef Full report N   [N/A]   "Just OK"
Dove with Scuba Tony for about a week in early March. Picked them because of glowing reviews on TripAdvisor. Very responsive and e... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
3/2016   Ryan Black
<100 Dives
 
Sand Dollar Sports Full report N   [N/A]   These were two (2) dives that were set up by Carnival Cruise lines. Completely unimpressive/ disappointing. This was my first time ... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
6/2014   Jack Cullin
250+ Dives
 
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