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Dive Review of Aqua Safari/El Cid La Ceiba in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/

Aqua Safari/El Cid La Ceiba: "A semi-regular annual trip with long time diving friends.", Sep, 2019,

by F. Rod Ellis , MO, US ( 1 report). Report 11135.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
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 Aqua Safari picks us up at the El Cid La Ceiba dock and we go far south with 3 cylinders each; then work our way back by late afternoon. La Ceiba to us is like going to our dive home. All services by Hotel and Aqua safari are first class. Be aware the cruise sh ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Aqua Safari   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Initially learned in low vis freshwater but rarely dive inland now. Multiple locations offshore Honduras, Bonaire, Caymans, Gulf of Mexico NMS & rigs, Dominica, Inland Spring pools, Yucatan Cenotes, Akumal, Turks & Caicos:
Have not yet DIVE traveled long distance East<>West but will.
Closest Airport flew from Houston Bush Getting There Money grubbing airlines and cramped space but that's the norm now

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas currents
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Dives lead by local DM (a good well-known one); Not total freedom but good enough
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Adequate on this particular boat, not high end like liveaboards. Crew very helpful with gear and even with simple scuba gear repairs. One crew was a Tech and rebuilt my SPG swive ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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