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

Dive Paradise/Hotel Cozumel: "Dive Paridise / Hotel Cozumel", Jul, 2016,

by Peter O'Shaughnessy, OH, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9337.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The DM (Santos) that we were assigned to exceeded expectations, he went above and beyond with our group. He assisted with several of our group with equipment that allowed them to dive that day. Several of our group had issues with ears on the first day, the manager at the dive shop was extremely accommodating and allowed the group to move the afternoon dive to later in the week. Dive Paradise worked with our group setting up a night dive and one other dive the morning before we left. I would recommend Dive Paradise and Highly recommend Santos if you are going to dive with them. The only knock was that on several trips we had a very slow boat that tool a long time to get to and from the dive sites.

The Accommodations were dated, the rooms were Clean but several of our group had issues with the rooms, the hotel staff attempted to correct the AC issues in one of the rooms but it came back 2 days later. The food was plentiful and good but not great. The hotel staff did the best they could to make our stay good they were attentive and worked very hard to make our stay good.

We arrived Saturday afternoon during the week that was blocked for locals and it was extremely crowded. if going here avoid the week before and week after the Mexican holiday.
Websites Dive Paradise   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Bonaire, Florida Keys, Midwest Quarries, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman
Closest Airport CMZ Getting There Delta Through Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-150 Ft/ 23-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Asked to stay with the DM on dives and time limits were set depending on the depth.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Small bucket for cameras, had lots of people diving with cameras.
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