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Dive Review of Careyitos Advanced Divers in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Careyitos Advanced Divers, Nov, 2013,

by Mark Freedman, WI, US ( 2 reports). Report 7299.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 5 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 5 stars
Comments Simone was our dive guide and boat manager. He was fantastic. I asked to be placed on a boat with other advanced divers. When he asked me where I wanted to go, I responded "take me to where you would want to dive if you had only 1 day to do the best diving on Cozumel". So, with just 2 other divers, on a boat that was large, solid, had plenty of shade, fresh water, all needed safety gear, we headed to Punta Sur for our first dive. We did all 4 deep water swim throughs including Devil's Throat on that first magnificent dive. As soon as we entered the water we were greeted my 2 Reef sharks, and 5 black tips. The corals were brilliant, vibrant, and the best I have seen in the area for a long time. I was amazed at how healthy the reef looked, including the swim throughs which can easily get damaged by careless/unskilled or too many divers. Not here though! The tropical fish were numerous, and the Gray and French Angels were larger than I am used to seeing in other locations. We had a nice visit with many Hawksbill turtles, and one good sized male Loggerhead turtle. Simone let us use every minute of our NDL's, and it was one of the best and most memorable dives I have ever had. We then were served a delicious, fresh, made on the boat meal. Great freshly cut turkey, and cheese, with vegetables, salsa and guacamole to make sandwiches on bakery fresh rolls. There was also freshly sliced pineapple, mango and cantelope, as well as cookies, and chips. The boat then docked at a pier on the southwest side of Cozumel along a gorgeous stretch of beach for us to rest, walk the beach and blow off our Nitrogen. Following an appropriate surface interval we motored over to the Palancar reef system for a 70 minute drift dive. Again, the corals, tropicals were beyond my expectations. I used to think you had to head to the remote areas of the Coral Triangle to see such healthy reefs, but Simone has changed my mind. I think I am going to return to Cozumel and Advanced Divers on the good ship Careyitos, rather than my planned trip to Fiji!!
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Cocos Island, Galapagos, Soccorro, Indonesia, Truk, Solomon Islands, Palau, Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Lake Michigan, almost every Caribbean Island
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions dive to the limits of our computers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments a rinse bucket was available on the boat for cameras only. No separate camera table.
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