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Dive Review of Dive Palancar/Allegro Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel southern reefs

Dive Palancar/Allegro Cozumel: "Cozumel--ain't what it use-ta be", May, 2018,

by Shawn McDermott, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10327 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Jamaica 300+, San Salvador, Grand Bahama, Abaco, 2000+ South Florida, Florida Keys, Florida Gulfside, Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos (Provo), St. Vincent, Belize, Cayman, Dominican Republic, Bonaire, Curacao, 750+ in Cozumel
Closest Airport San Miguel Getting There Never easy from central Florida

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 80 ft, 45 mins max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Allegro Cozumel is not great since Barcelo took over. I have a time share there and Barcelo does not support the First Club as much as they do the other side of the hotel. They do have the "Ultimate Dive" thingy there but additional dives are $75 plus. I have never dived with their on-site operation because I am a loyal customer of Dive Palancar for something like 10 years now and 750+ dives. New divers might like it--after that many dives it is only ho-hum for ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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