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

Dive Paradise/Hotel Cozumel, Apr, 2014,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 52 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 7576.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments water was cold at 77-78 deg. F; but ok for Canadiansl air temp. waas 80 to 87 F.
the bad: good thing I did not take inclusive ( only breakfast included in 4-3-2 plan); 1 night the hotel did not have dinner at Los Arcos restaurant; 1 day, a wedding caused no buffet lunch at the beach club; sorta expensive lunches at $14 USD.
the good: no lies for tips to feed their families; well organized boats and diving; some things to see -- Manta ray, 1 shark, lots of tropical fishes in some spots; swim throughs at Santa Rosa wall; some weird critters (~ grass-hooper shaped); Paradise divers had almost instant repair of some regulators for some divers.
friendly divers from all over the world; mostly experienced; currents were not strong; usually no delay in dive operations.
Prices soared from yrs. ago: dinner could be ~ $22; shuttle from airport was 98 peso; taxi to airport was 170 peso.
Weather was very good-- sunny; some clouds; some breeze.
Websites Dive Paradise   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Micronesia, Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, SE Asia. etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 77-78°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions follow the DM; deepest was 80 ft'
the time was ~ 45 min. to 1 (02 Min)hr.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments large vat on boat for cameras; sep. bucket for masks
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