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Dive Review of Aquanauts in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Aquanauts: "A surprise in Mexico.", Mar, 2018,

by David Cutler, ID, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 10549.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I have been going to Puerto Adventurous for 8? years and diving with Aquanauts every time. Jim and his family run business have given me such great service since the first time I walked in the shop.
Diving in PA isn't Cozumel for sure. Our dives were usually a 9 AM departure, 6 to 8 divers with sometimes 2 dive masters if there were new divers in the group. A 10 to 15 minute boat ride to the dive and usually one hour plus dives. Usually a bit of current but no real rippers. Most dives 40 to 60 feet.
Back by lunch which you can select from eight or so restaurants at the marina.
This particular day I was the only diver and as soon as the dive master and I descended it was like dropping into an Idaho blizzard. I had never seen coral spawning and for 70 minutes it was a amazing show.
As far as I could see giant white flakes were pouring out of barrel cactus like miniature volcanoes. I understand that everything (moon, temperature and whatever) has to be just right for this to phenomenal
show to happen. I have seen some amazing things in 50+ years diving but this was a first for me. This Idaho boy was totally dazzled.
Websites Aquanauts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Pretty much Caribbean warm water. Idaho lakes and river. (not so warm)
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There Pretty painless, IDA to SLC to CUN.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Usual,500 PSI
Group stayed together
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 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None] I am not a photographer. others were handed their camera and handed it back before getting in the boat. It is usually only about a 10 to 15 minute ride to the marina and shop.
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