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Dive Review of Casa Del Buceo/Villas Coco Paraiso in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Isla Mujeres

Casa Del Buceo/Villas Coco Paraiso, Feb, 2013,

by Mr Todd Standeford, KS, US ( 2 reports). Report 6901.

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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Pablo and his crew at Casa Del Buceo were one of the friendliest, most accomodating and helpful operations that we have been with. After each days dives the crew thouroughly rinsed and cared for our gear. They even had a fresh water shower to rinse us off. Our stuff was then hung up to dry over night and we felt very comfortable leaving it in their capable hands. If we needed a ride somewhere, they volunteered to take us where we needed to go. Small groups seem to be the norm with these guys and we only had one other diver, on one day, join us the whole week. Enrique was wonderful as the Dive Master. He kept an eye on us, but also let us explore as well. He has a good eye for finding things we might have missed and he is also a fantastic photographer. Several times he used our camera to capture some out of this world close-ups of turtles, rays and a scorpionfish or two. One day he brought his own camera along (it was the only day we went deeper, 80ft to a wreck) and got some great pictures and an unbelievable video of some Eagle Rays that hung around for quite a while.
With so many areas reporting dead or dying corals, we were excited to see so much new growth and even new colonies starting. The fish life was abundant, with many large schools of grunts, tangs, wrasse and several examples each of the usual loners such as spotted drum, highhat, hogfish, etc. We had extended visits with sea turtes and rays each day. They just seemed to pose for the camera.
All in all we couldn't have had a better time. We made friends with Casa Del Buceo and will definitely use them again.
Villas Coco Paraiso was a clean and quiet place to hang our hats. You definitely need a scooter or golf cart ince it is quite a hike into town from there. We would stay there again also.
Websites Casa Del Buceo   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75-79°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We dove shallow (30 ft) because of the rough seas, so the only limit was the air in your tank.
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 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments The boats are small with no facilities for photgraphers, but after a short ride back to shore, they have rinse buckets and table areas where you can spread out and do what you need to.
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