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Dive Review of Bahia Divers/Gran Bahia Principe Tulum in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Riviera Maya

Bahia Divers/Gran Bahia Principe Tulum, Feb, 2008,

by Rich White, PA, USA . Report 3929.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The reefs at riviera maya leave somthing to be desired. there is a definite lack of colors but the turtles are everywhere. Some divers in our party seen a 2.5 to 3 meter hammerhead shark on one of the reef dives. The cenote dives were almost beyond belief. be sure to bring a good uw light with you. Bahia divers are very knowledgable at this style of diving. I would reccomend a 3 mil fullsuit if you plan to dive the cenotes.
On cozumel we dove with desportes aquaticos. the 2 reefs we visited show new growth on the corals already. Columbia Deep & Cedral. On cedral I encountered a splendid toadfish which is always a perfect ending for my day. A BIG HATS OFF to Sergio Sandoval & Cha Cha for making this one of my better trips to CZM.
The staff at Bahia Divers were fantastic also. Hope to go back to there soon.
PS You have to try the non alcoholic mango daquires at the pool bar!!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving On this trip we dove in 4 different cenotes & 4 reef dives, as well as a day trip to cozumel for 2 drift dives
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 45-80 Ft/ 14-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All dives were guided. The reef & drift dives were surface with 2 to 300 psi at end of dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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]
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