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

Deportes Aquaticos/Fiesta Americana, Jul, 2002,

by Mike Kwas, PA, USA . Report 88.

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 N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our 5th trip to Cozumel and Deportes Aquaticos. We love the Island and the Dive Operation. Sergio Sandoval, Sr. has been diving these waters for 30 years. He is always excited to hunt around for some critter to show you. I shoot underwater video and he was enthusiastic in helping me look for sharks (we once shaw 5 nurse sharks in one spot) and sending me into swimthroughs ahead of the other divers to set up shots. His son, Sergio also a dive master and has a relaxed calm demeanor, finds the criters and moves around as gracefully as the fish. The boat is slow 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 9:00 and returned at about 2:30. They do not rush the surface interval. After the first dive we have lunch near shore or docked at a remote beach site. They give you plenty of time to snorkel, swim or sleep. The usual surface interval is at least 1.5 hours. 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 where you can usually run into turtles and rays. The shallow sites have coral, a large diversity of fish life and macro detail. You may even see a nurse shark or two.

Deportes Aquaticos:

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving New Jersey, Catalina
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 130 ft, 500psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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