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Dive Review of Anita Divers/Presidente Intercontinental in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Anita Divers/Presidente Intercontinental, Mar, 2005,

by Mariliz and Ken Licata, NY, USA . Report 1855.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Florida Keys, Barbados, NJ, PA, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, US Virgin Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 250 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Plenty of room and Counter space Available for camera setup. Many photographers (3-4) on boat each day. Rinse Tank for cameras, freshwater shower on board.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our fourth or fifth dive trip to Cozumel, as on our first rip we fell in love with the island, the people, the Mayan culture and especially with the immense reefs. We dove with a few other operators, but were lucky enough to hear about Anita Divers from a fellow guest at the Presidente on our first trip and have been diving with them ever since. Our kids, 17 and 12 had the time of their lives. My husband has been diving for over 25 years, and absolutely nothing compares to the EXPERIENCE aboard the Anita. No cattle car here; the boat leaves out of the Marina South of town (past the Cruise Ships)and if you are staying south of there, they will pick you up at your hotel dock.
Scheduling is a breeze, as you can call Rudolfo (Owner) the night before for a dive the next day, or e-mail them the days of your visit. www.Anitadivers.com. We get picked up at 9am at the Presidente, hand over our dive bags, and enjoy the day!!
The bilingual crew of Ariel, Ranz, Pino, Oscar and especially Ramone the DiveMaster Extraordinaire, take care of you like royalty, and provide a fun-filled, sure to see fish, great reefs, caves etc., day. The crew sets up your equipment, No more than 8 in a group, with 2 DiveMasters. All level of divers are catered to.
After the first deep dive, the Anita takes you to a scenic area for your surface interval and treats you to a delicious island lunch: Various salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetables and more. Plenty of fresh drinking water on board and soft drinks. Then a leisurely trip to the second divesite, and back at the hotel about 3pm. No rushing, no confusion, just the luxurious care and expertise of the BEST DIVE OPERATION ANYWHERE!!
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