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Dive Review of Deep Blue/Fiesta Americana in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Deep Blue/Fiesta Americana, Feb, 2008,

by Martin Gardner, CA, USA ( 2 reports). Report 3855.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbrean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions time limited
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Accommodation - Fiesta Americana was about half dive groups and about half other vacationers. Many were on a complete plan, wrist bands, all inclusive. The only open restaurant served primarily buffet, although you could order from a limited menu. Noisy ambiance with loudspeaker-assisted afternoon pool games. Clean rooms and public areas, polite desk staff. Would avoid Fiesta Americana next trip; not my vibe.

Diving - Fiesta Americana's in-house operation was fully booked for several days, so went with Deep Blue, which picked us up at the Fiesta pier on time every day. This proved to be an advantage as we got a later start and smaller groups/faster boat compared with in-house guests. Deep Blue was uneven. One of three boat captains was very helpful with gear, etc. Divemaster sometimes energetically sought creatures, sometimes not. Would make no special effort to use or avoid Deep Blue on next trip.
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