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Dive Review of Caribbean Divers/Occidental Allegro in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Caribbean Divers/Occidental Allegro, Aug, 2006,

by Jas. McNutt, TX, USA . Report 2774.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Texas Coast, Aruba, Florida Keys, Acapulco
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Mandatory safety stops. Depth limits for each dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Boats were equiped with rinse tanks and plenty of room to prep and rinse camera equipment. Onshore facilites at Allegro were good, but the onsite diving outfit was pretty upset that we didn't dive with them. The rinse rack and tanks were good, but the idiots from Palancar Divers tried to block us from using the facilities until I called the hotel manager (grrrr)!

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Occidental Allegro is 3-4 star all inclusive with good facilities. We did NOT use the onsite dive operation. We used Carribean Divers on the recommendation of several other divemasters from Dallas. Carribean Divers were GREAT. Good boats, great personnel, well planned dives and very safety oriented. Focused on small groups and taking you to see and do what YOU want.

Carribean Divers is our top choice in Cozumel - a known entity that will NOT leave you hanging. They limit the number of divers on each boat and have top notch staff onboard. They did great quick equipment repair when we needed it!

The Occidental Allego is a good, reasonably priced all inclusive resort. If you are going to Cozumel to party, party, party you may want to stay in town. If you go to Cozumel to DIVE, this is a good place. Small rooms but good beds, clean, good staff that really made the effort to please. Food was great in all of the restaurants at the facility. Bars just kept flowing!
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