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

Dive Palancar/Iberostar, Oct, 2013,

by David Lefever, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7417.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We stayed a little more than a week and did 24 dives with Dive Palancar. After a couple of days, they realized that we were relatively experienced (and respectful) divers. The DMs (especially Lobo) accommodated our suggestions as to dive sites, and they were very willing to take us to the more distant sites. After expressing an interest, and after they admitted that they first evaluate proficiency, we were told that they would be pleased to take us (and several other experienced divers with whom we had dived during the week)to Punta Sur. We did Devil's Throat one day, and Cathedral the next day.

Dive Palancar presents a very professional and courteous operation.

NOTE: We stayed at the resort next door, and Dive Palancar picked us up and dropped us back at our dock. They were there without fail, and usually early.
Websites Dive Palancar   Iberostar

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, PR, FL (Boynton, Keys), VA, Curacao, Zanzibar
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Time (usually around 45-50 minutes)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Separate rinse tank for cameras on all boats.
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