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Dive Review of Challenge Diving in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Challenge Diving, Jul, 2014,

by Dennis Giessen, WI, US ( 1 report). Report 7668.

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 N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Challenge Diving is a small company that is quickly growing to build a full service operation that offers diving, fishing and condo rentals during your stay in Cozumel.

C.D. was one of the few operations that offered diving options tailored to our needs that didnít break the bank. We met with Eric Perez for about an hour the night before our first dives and went over our past experience, goals and developed a dive plan to match what we were looking for.

The C.D. crew was top notch and right there for you in getting your gear prepped and on/off as needed. If the group had different needs or goals the crew adapted to allow everyone to get the most from their dives. After the morning dive the boat would stop at a nearby dock for at least an hour surface interval providing snacks and allowing for some time to walk around and rest of up for the afternoon dive. One of the stops included a walkthrough of some of the immaculate condos they are also managing as part of their offerings to their customers.

DMs did an excellent job of prepping each dive group and working with them underwater ensuring that everyone got the best experience by highlighting sea life and interesting formations while allowing everyone to go at their own pace.

The DMs and crew know the area like the back of their hand and love sharing information about the dive sites, their experiences and the area in general.

We have found our go-to dive operation in Cozumel and will dive with Challenge Diving again and again.
Websites Challenge Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Akumal, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-90 Ft/ 21-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
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 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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