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Dive Review of Dive House/Fiesta Americana in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel Island

Dive House/Fiesta Americana, Oct, 2007,

by Shelley Rogers, CA, United States ( 1 report). Report 3804.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Monterrey, Tahoe, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
with your own computer and limits based on depth
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments

Fresh water rinse tank on each boat and on shore, dive locker provided with small dive shop. Some of our group got excellent photos of corals, fish, seahorses, barracuda, nurse shark. Staff was very professional assisting with equiptment, dive master pointing out hidden fish. Definitely will go back each year!

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 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 The scooters around the island were a blast! Despite all the warnings against...get the insurance it's worth the hassle if you have an accident. Downtown is busy with cruise ship visitors, so plan one day to shop. No illness although we were prepared! Some people had problems with mosquitoes, but not us and I have seen worse in Mexico, but be prepared if you are sensitive.
Fiesta Americana is away from town about a 6 dollar taxi ride, tends to be a quieter older crowd (I'm 41). That probably changes during spring break, but in October our group of 30 were the only ones there for the most part and it was wonderful!
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