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Dive Review of Deportes Acquaticos/Fiesta Americana in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Deportes Acquaticos/Fiesta Americana: "Great time in Cozmel", Aug, 2019,

by Kerry Emrick, GA, US ( 1 report). Report 11086.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was approximately our 30th trip to Cozumel and diving with Deportes Aquaticos. We love the Island and the dive operation. The Sandoval family has been diving these waters for 40 years. His son, Sergio Jr. and all the other dive masters are extremely helpful and very safety conscious.

If you are an experienced diver with your own computers the dive masters give you freedom to have a nice long dive. Most of our dives ended at about 1 hour. However, the divemaster also look out for less experienced divers and make sure they are safe throughout the dive. I also appreciate that the divemaster let the divers decide which sites to visit. The only real exception to this is if the currents prohibit a particular site on that day.

All dives are relaxing with plenty of time between dives to enjoy their home-made lunches. Their boats are somewhat slower and small, 10 people max, but there is usually plenty of room to sit or lay. We were picked up at the Fiesta Americana pier at about 9:30 and returned at about 3:00. There is always a crew member ready to help you with you gear and any other small need you may have. Deep sites have incredible coral formations and walls. The shallow sites have coral, a large diversity of fish life and macro detail. You may even see a shark or turtle.

For me this is the best dive operation on the island.

Deportes Aquaticos:

or WhatsApp to +52 1 987 112 5002

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Gran Turk, Bonaire, Rotan, Hawaii
Closest Airport CZM Getting There Delta direct from Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 84-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Surface at 700 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 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]
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