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Dive Review of Challenge Divers/Cozumel Palace in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Challenge Divers/Cozumel Palace: "Best Ever!", Jul, 2016,

by Louis Sparks, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 9052.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I have nothing to complain about. The hotel, an all-inclusive resort, was wonderful and met every need we could think of. Eric and his son Eric, along with the boat captain, Maya, at Challenge Diviers were all perfect hosts and guides for all our family group needed. We had two getting certified, a dive master and Open Water divers along and the team kept us all happy and safe. Eric and his crew are really good at what they do; their boat was faster than most and quick to the dive sites, fresh fruit and other snacks always available and plenty of cold water and/or soft drinks as soon as you step on the boat. The weather was warm but perfect on the water. Under the water? WOW! The corals were healthy and splendid, fish life was abundant and always present on dives from 30 feet to 130! Water temp was mid-80s so swim trunks and rash guard was all I needed (and I get cold easily). Some days we did two-tanks in the morning and other days we got in four dives by 4 pm, leaving plenty of time for relaxing dinner and show at the resort. All in all, the best diving I've ever done and wonderful resort to enjoy as well. Challenge Divers were the best and worth contacting before you plan your next Cozulel trip.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Visayas, Philippines; Channel Islands, California; Grand Bahama, Bahama Islands, Kaui Hawaii
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There flights from Dallas and Houston, TX

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions no restrictions beyond normal safe dive practices
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 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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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