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Dive Review of Dive House/Casa del Mar in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Dive House/Casa del Mar: "LOVE COZUMEL!", Mar, 2015,

by JENNY HEAP, AZ, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8411 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Casa del Mar is a bargain, but views are marred by cruise ship docking. Also, nowhere to really store dive equipment. .. Otherwise, a very nice quiet hotel with great service and immaculately clean and comfortable rooms. Food at restaurant pretty good and reasonably priced (also have all inclusive plan)
Also stayed at Hotel Cozumel second week. Love the 'Dive Community' there! And they are perfectly set up location wise...close to town and right on the water with perfect "ease right back into diving" ocean entry pools and ladders. $6 tanks to jump in and shore dive whenever you feel like it...Dive Paradise right on sight...LOVE those guys! Hammocks under palms on white sand 15' from a jump into the turquoise sea! Good equipment storage facilities. Lunch right there as you come in from a.m. dives. Food is so-so but highly convenient and affordable all inclusive. Stick to local stuff most always tasty. Gets kind of YUCK when they try to cater to American taste. BIG swimming pool. ..but kinda hard beds. Ocean view rooms convenient but road noise.
Dive House does a great job getting you to super nice sites that Paradise rarely goes to and smaller boats. They give you extra time to use your air which I always appreciate...up to 90min! Paradise has bigger boats with amazing views on top and on bow to drift into the slowed down world of Mexico as you take time traveling to your dive spot. You make friends and learn and share. They've been working on smaller groups of 15 or less, even in busy times and doing pretty good with it.
Downside to Dive House, if you really enjoy meeting and visiting with lots of people, there's not many on there...and the trip is shorter. I like to actually go two weeks and split one week with each operator to get the best of both worlds.
Websites Dive House   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Big Island, and others, FL Keys, Grand Turk, Cayman
Closest Airport Getting There Fly into Cancun on Southwest and ride ferry for 1/2 hour. Route through Houston Hobby which is now international...book one ways if you need to, spending night there and arrive in Cancun 11 a.m!

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions You do your own thing with Paradise...DMs watch (and show if you want) you feel very safe w/o being constrained. Dive House little more gathered in...
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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