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

Dive Palancar/Allegro Cozumel, Jun, 2009,

by Shawn aka Chichibe, FL, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 4951.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Quarries in Illinois, Jamaica, Florida, Grand Cayman, Bahamas (San Sal, Nassau, Grand Bahama, Abacos), St. Vincent, Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 90 feet for 40 minutes...but as a repeat customer I am given considerable freedom to dive away from the group. I dive 32% Nitrox so almost an hour on a step depth dive on my computer is plenty for me!
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments You want fresh water rinse tanks for your rig? They'll do it for you (but the validity of this request is questionable, since after surface interval, it's going back into the briny) Camera handed down as requested, handed up after dives.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments These guys are the BEST. I've dived with them 4-5 times in the last calendar year, am friendly with all divemasters and instructors. They do strive to be the best and offer the best service. The hotel is the Allegro Cozumel, excellent rooms and service, the food is great, and they do a great job with the all-inclusive thing. I stay at the Allegro/Occidental First Club, a club within the resort. I have a timeshare there. Going back in September for two weeks--and back in December 09 for probably three weeks. I dive 32% Nitrox and enjoy first in/last out priveleges on each and every dive, and I get plenty of bottom time for the buck. When I was there in March 09, we had 12 (!) turtles on one dive! Also seahorses at Tormentos, schools of barracuda all stacked up like goods at Costco, sharks on most dives, mostly amazing water conditions. Makes me want to put a camera in the water for the first time in over 15 years.
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