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

Careyitos Advanced Divers/Palmar Condo: "Comfy boat, great crew", Nov, 2014,

by Lori Pottinger, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 7949.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We picked Advanced Divers because of their comfortable boat and more leisurely pace than some of the fast sixpacks in Coz, and were not disappointed--the Careyitos is wonderful boat (though it does seem hard to get away from the diesel smell on the dive deck). The crew are really on top of it, from setting up gear properly to getting you back on board in choppy seas to making a nice (if repetitive) lunch for the surface interval. Divemaster Luis was a delight to dive with--takes his time to show you creatures and always alert to safety issues. Divemaster Simone was ultra professional, but his pace is fast, and it was hard to linger if you're diving with him.

Saw a lot of big critters: biggest lobsters ever, an 8-foot spotted eagle ray, huge hawkbill turtles. Reefs looking quite good just 10 yrs after the hurricane.

We had two equipment issues, both of which Simone resolved for us on the spot.

We'd definitely dive with this operation again.
Websites Careyitos Advanced Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving fiji, solomons, wakatobi, hawaii, florida
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Pretty casual, within safety limits. Some divers had very long dives. Technical diving avail too and snorkelling.
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 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments just a bucket, no area for set up. Currents and fast pace make photography challenging here
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