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Dive Review of Dive Paradise/Coral Sands in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Dive Paradise/Coral Sands, Dec, 2002,

by John Keith, Utah, USA . Report 788.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Turks and Caicos, Cabo San Lucas, CA, FL, Spain (Canary Islands)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 24 to 27 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 30 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with group recommended
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments bucket for cameras

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Apple's operation is first class. My wife and I (advanced) and son (PADI open water) really enjoyed the dives and the crew. We left on time and the DM and captain tried to find locations that were both good diving and free of other boats. Corals were very good - as expected. A couple of reef sharks, a turtle, a few eels and a group of squid were sighted along with lots of other critters and fish. Apple and her staff were really accomodating - even forgave me losing my locker key. Facilities were a little small and the wash tank got pretty full at times, but the restaurant next to the shop was good and had Noche Buena. The Coral Sands (RCI exchange) was adequate. Great sunsets and a not bad snorkling area (saw a couple of small eels fighting over a crevice). The drive (need a car for sure at CS) around the island was quite interesting - visit to the lighthouse and bird sanctuary followed by lunch on the eastern shore and a visit to the ruins. Only real downer was when the cruise ships arrived. Downtown was a zoo and the dive boats went out like ants. I'm going back, though!
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