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Dive Review of Blue Bubble Divers/Village Tan Kah in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Blue Bubble Divers/Village Tan Kah: "Blue Bubble Divers and Village Tan Kah", Sep, 2016,

by William R Kimlinger, MO, US ( 2 reports). Report 9059.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Cozumel is a great quick getaway from the states- inexpensive and friendly with good diving. On my last trip I stayed at Village Tan Kah and dove with their in-house dive shop, Blue Bubble Divers. Both are owned and well-run by Roberta, a charming hostess. The property and dive shop are both small which means customized service. We arrived a few hours earlier than expected but the rooms were ready and I was able to get out of the heat and unpack. My family had a novice young diver (my 11-year-old granddaughter) and Roberta arranged for us to do shallow dive sites to accommodate. The fast boat had a full canopy covering. Initially there was no rinse tank for my camera but that was arranged without hassle every day afterwards- I will request one on booking next time. The dive guides were safe, gave good briefings, and watched over my granddaughters so carefully that I felt free to shoot video. There were no limits on the dive times, meaning that our shallow dives lasted over an hour. I was given freedom to lag behind when shooting photogenic turtles and eels. Night shore dives were easily arranged and they supplied a dive flag buoy for safety. The rooms at Tan Kah were spacious and the Monkey Room in which I stayed was well laid out for working on my camera including a large table and good window light on two sides. The air conditioning was excellent despite the hot summer weather. Breakfast was limited to yogurt, cereal, fruit and bread, which was tasty, but we supplemented with pastries from the panaderia. The property is too far from the town square for easy walking and cabs were easily available. It was a nice change from the busyness and regimentation some dive operation impose.
Websites Blue Bubble Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Cocos Island, Red Sea, Saba, Bonaire, Little Cayman, California, Bahamas, Honduras, Mexico, Florida, Philippines
Closest Airport San Miguel Getting There American Airlines

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-150 Ft/ 24-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None- safe but individualized
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The rooms at Tan Kah have good tables to assemble equipment. Rinse tanks are available on boats with prior notification at the beginning of the trip (daily reminders were NOT needed.) No camera rinse tank on the dock so I used the pool at Tan Kah... worked ok!
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