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Dive Review of Costa de Cocos in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Costa Maya/Xcalak

Costa de Cocos: "Costa de Cocos Dive Center", Oct, 2016,

by Emmette Murkett, AL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 9242.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Cozumel, Bimini, Southern Bahamas, Red Sea, Gulf of Mexico, US rivers and springs, Florida Keys, Belize
Closest Airport Chetumal Getting There Most economical is fly to Cancun and drive like hell for 4-5 hours south to Xcalak.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 28 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 30 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions start safety stop at 45 BAR
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Due to the shallow waters between the shore and the reef, diving is limited to small, shallow draft pangas, so there are no facilities for working on or rinsing a camera on ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I have stayed at Costa de Cocos many times and have been diving in the area for almost 20 years. For the last 8 years at least, the only dive shop in the area has been XTC Dive Center (http://www.xtcdivecenter.com/). Costa de Cocos had a great dive shop on the end of their pier for years, but after being destroyed during an early hurricane in June, rebuilt and then destroyed again during a late November hurricane several years ago, they have been out of the dive center business. They have maintained their reputation as a world-class fly-fishing resort, but they now are back in the dive center business and my ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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