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Dive Review of Dive Paradise/Hotel Cozumel Resort (Las Brisas) in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Dive Paradise/Hotel Cozumel Resort (Las Brisas), Mar, 2004,

by Allan Scott, TX, USA . Report 994.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Key Largo, Belize, Cancun, Destin Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Flexible profile within sight of divemaster; Start ascent when at 700 psig
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Large camera tank available; inexperienced divers washed mask in camera tank, duh!

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments THE GOOD
Convenient flight from Houston; Van waiting at airport; check-in at Hotel Cozumel Resort (formerly known as everything including Las Brisas) quick and easy; very nice pool; in the water by 4:00 p.m. for weight check and brief shore dive; DIVE PARADISE was GREAT; nice snacks between dives with adequate surface intervals; diving was great with an 80' dive to start the morning followed by a 60' dive; highlights of the trip were a great night drift dive and penetration of the C53 wreck; pre-dive briefings were very adequate and DIVE PARADISE showed their concern for everyone's safety.
THE BAD (not so bad!)
Try to talk the hotel into giving you a room facing the pool or on a floor other than the first. All we could see out of our room was the road between the hotel and the beach club. We were worried our gear might get stolen while it dried on the first floor patio. Look for food elsewhere. Breakfast was OK, but the rest was not good.

Nice hotel and great dive operator. I recommend them both.
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