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Dive Review of Blue XTSea/El Cantil Condominiums in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Blue XTSea/El Cantil Condominiums, May, 2005,

by Robin Abrahamson Masson, ny, usa . Report 2051.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments El Cantil: A new, very nice condo complex with a pool and artificial beach on the water. A dock for the dive op to pick you up. Right across the street from the best grocery store. Free parking in secure garage under building. A great place to stay. 2, 3, 4 bedroom units, individually furnished.

Blue XTSea: A superb dive op. Great DM's, friendly, fun, and informative. Small boats mean small groups -- 5 or six divers per boat, with 2 DMs in the water. Safety and respect for the reefs and creatures emphasized. But plenty of freedom to dive your own profile and no rush to finish up the dive. Aluminium 63's available on request for short folks who don't gulp air, like me :-) Good quality rental gear. Surface intervals at a beach. Snacks served on board or you can buy your own on the beach.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Great Barrier Reef, Sea of Cortez, Andaman Sea
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Due to the fact that all dives were drift dives, we had to stay within close sight of the DM and surface with him. There were, however, two DMs in the H20 to start, so the early finishers could surface with one, and the late finishers could surface later.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Dry area at bow; rinse bucket; towels. 24 hour film processing available on island.
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