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Dive Review of Aquanauts in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/puerto aventuras

Aquanauts: "awesome dive shop", Nov, 2018,

by Susan Bartley, ON, canada (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10671.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Love Aquanuats. We have been diving with this shop now for 10 years!! They are safety conscience good dive briefs, helpful staff, and just easy diving.
From the dive shop, load up the gear into a cart, walk about 3 minutes to the boat, load it in, and off we go...dive sites are about 5-10 minutes away.
You are allowed to dive your air, and the shop is known for the long dive times. Our shortest dive has been 73 minutes, with the longest 93 minutes. Even with the deeper dives, you go down for 20-30 minutes and then multi-level up the reef, which gives you the long dive times.
The fish population has gone down over the years, as tons of sport boats leave the marine, and they do not do catch and release. Closer to the marina entrance are some sites that just have rivers of fish, as the sport boats take clients out further 'to get their money's worth'.
Turtles are usually seen most dives, though this year we only saw 1. Lots of moray eels this year, and of course the usual stuff.
We have stayed at the Catalonia for several years, but they have gone downhill quite a bit, so we now stay at Dreams which is very nice. Food is great and the staff are wonderful.
We shall keep coming for the diving here.
Websites Aquanauts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Maui, Kauai, Big island, columbia, florida
Closest Airport cancun Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions don't go into deco
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments the boat would put a bucket on the boat for the camera, but i don't like doing that at all so didn't request that.
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By David Cutler in ID, US at Nov 24, 2018 09:04 EST  
Love Aquanauts, I too have been diving with them For about 10 years. Dave Cutler.
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