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Dive Review of Aquaworld/Moon Palace in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cancun

Aquaworld/Moon Palace, Aug, 2006,

by Sharon, CT, United States . Report 2622.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments While Cancun diving is only somewhat above average, it is definitely worth bringing your gear; especially if you dive the Cenotes. We dove Chac Mool: water temp 76F, 150 vis, mix of salt and fresh water adds to the experience. During July & August, north of Cancun you can snorkel with migrating whale sharks.

Aquaworld is a McDonalds/Walmart type of operation (busy, large operation handling many activities). Communication amongst the areas of operation is lacking & can add to confusion. However, once you speak directly to those handling the dive boat you are in good hands. They make up for and take care of any shortcomings of the ‘main office’.

The dive masters were very attentive, fun, and thorough. They setup and wash down your gear. There is no storage for your own gear at the dive center, as they only seem to usually deal with one-day visitors. However, they allowed us to leave our gear in their office, as we had booked with them for most of the week.

We were picked up daily at our hotel. One example of miscommunication was with coordinating the Cenotes dive trip. Transportation to Cenotes was direct from our hotel, but our gear was at the dive center. The dive master was very accommodating calling Aquaworld and arranged for our gear to be delivered while we were on route. I would dive with this center again.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Fiji, Cozumel, Fl Keys, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Chart limits were followed to end dives vs. following our computers
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Boat did not have rinse tank for underwater camera
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