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Dive Review of Dive Paradise/Cozumel Hotel and Resort in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Dive Paradise/Cozumel Hotel and Resort, Jul, 2013,

by Ronald Bailey, VA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7117.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments No complaints about Dive Paradise or their dive guides. Suggest you get on their fast 6-pack boats. You get back about 12-12:30 instead of about 2 pm on the slower boats.
Grandson, almost 11, completed his 4 open water dives to get his junior certification. Instructor was Omar who was wonderful with him. He even did the optional boat/drift dive on Paradise reef for his first real reef dive.
Hotel was good with average rooms and decent air conditioning. Food was good and served buffet style. Their pool stayed reasonably clean until the last day. Lots of insects in the water and cloudy. A couple of people got swimmers ear for being in the pool many hours each day. On my way out of Cozumel airport, I had my rechargable D cells confiscated, illegally I might add. Never had that done when leaving Cancun or Cozumel before or from any other country, coming or going. Wrote Mexico"s Ambassador about it and have not heard a reply. That put a bad "taste" in my mouth on an otherwise decent trip. Watch out U/W photographers.
Websites Dive Paradise   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Belize, Dominica, Fiji, Palau, Hawaii, Bahamas, Turk and Caicos, Florida Keys, Saba, ST. Kitts, Cozumel, Bonaire, Florida east coast and springs, and St. Croix
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Sport diving limits and back with 300-500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]Because there were strong currents on many of the dives, it was difficult to really stop and take pictures. Cameras were handed down and handed up in a normal manner.
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