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Dive Review of Careyitos; SeaUrchin/Iberostar in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Careyitos; SeaUrchin/Iberostar, Mar, 2004,

by Julia Gumenik, Fl, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 1012.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Opinions have to do with dive op's vis-a-vis hotel. Hotel great. Dive op's great. May, 2004, Undercurrent, seems accurate. Was on pier when Careyitos (preferred, b'cuz 6-pack with great operator; Sea Urchin great dive op but 12-pack. Both great. Dive crew struck over head by new edict that they produce doc's and pay per-head fee. Dressel, house dive op., went out with jammed boats and novices. Obviously (my opinion), Dressel seemed to be trying to skim seasoned divers who prefer native dive op's, for foreign company who couldn't possibly live up to locals. Wrote hotel management in effort to straighten out B4 next trip. No response at all.

Think those of us who have been taking advantage of Coz for years (since '74 or so?) owe it to locals to show indignation about Dressel, Iberostar and attempts for corporate (what's new?)domination.
In my last-attempted submission (which didn't go through because of misplacement of my address), I suggested a "buoy-cot." Why not--till this great all-inclusive hotel gets the "clu"?

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving GB Reef, Other Coz resorts and dive op's, Curacao; east coast of Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions >500 psi; recreational limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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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