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Dive Review of Dive Palancar/Secrets Aura in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Dive Palancar/Secrets Aura: "Consistently Good--diving, weather, value, etc.", Nov, 2022,

by Randall S Preissig, TX, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 36 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 12174.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments NOTE: Above star ratings are "Caribbean Scale"
I've been to Cozumel approximately 40 times over 45 years. It's changed from fabulous diving with terrible facilities (MANY people died diving, including Miss Texas one year. Undercurrent was the first and only publication to break the news on the danger) to a huge resort with cruise ships and tremendous prosperity for the island people. It is now the safest vacation spot in Mexico ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Dive Palancar   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Raja Amphat, Lembeh, Komodo, Alor, Thailand, Sipadan, PNG, BVI, Bahamas, Tahiti, Tuamatus, Palau, Chuuk, Ponape, Guam, Australia, Hawaii, Myamar, Fiji, Cocos, Galapagos, Socorro, 3 Caymans, Bonaire, Cozumel, Belize, Etc.
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There I flew SWAir, but multiple airlines from many cities.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Group diving, recommended 80 foot limit, but could go lower.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No facilities exclusively for UWP on the day boats. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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