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Dive Review of Dive with Cristina/Sunscape Sabor in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Dive with Cristina/Sunscape Sabor: "Cozumel--can't get enough!", Jul, 2017,

by Robert L Short, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 9652 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Second trip to Cozumel in two months. Went solo and stayed at the Sunscape Sabor AL Resort south of town. Last time I stayed in town in an apartment and had to go out to eat or cook my own food--this time the Sabor was less expensive than the apartment and all food and drink was included. Nice room, good a/c, lots of hot water with excellent water pressure. I requested Diet Coke in my mini bar and they filled it with 10 sodas in just a few minutes after my arrival. Coffee maker in room with good coffee but strangely no coffee cups--went down to the lobby in the morning and they had a coffee machine set up and I grabbed several paper cups for the room. Decent food, plenty of options, nice pool and great beach with plenty of chairs and towels to use--not one person approached me about a time share! As I was there to dive I really didn't make much use of the resort except to eat and sleep. A little warning--lots of kids using the pool but never a bother to me--it is summer time--maybe less kids in the spring and fall, the Secrets Resort next door is adult only and about a third more expensive. Nice pier out front that any dive operator can pick you up from for no charge. From the airport to the hotel was 181 pesos per person in the van($8.50 US). If you had two or more people it would be cheaper to walk across the street from the airport to Diego's Taco stand have a few tacos and a beer and take a cab to the resort. 350 pesos to the hotel for up to 4 people. Weather for diving was great--83 degrees about everyday and sunny. We did have one thunderstorm blow us out of the water for our night dive--heavy rain and wind and thunder and lightening but by the next morning it was sunny and humid again. Dove for six straight days. Got my AOW cert while there from Dive with Cristina. Love diving with her and her crew and her big boat the Nena. Great full lunch between dives too. Dove Nitrox 36 everyday for $5 extra per fill--much cheaper than most other ops. Great mix of divers--students, newbies, snorkelers and experienced. All broken into groups of equal ability. Most we had in any group was five plus the dive master and sometimes two dive masters with us. Currents were all over the place, from nothing to ripping. Had two dives where you were literally flying past the reef. My favorite dives were Palancar Bricks and Columbia Deep--love swim thrus! Not a lot of critter life on those two reefs but fun dives. Cedral Wall was best dive for critters, two huge eels, sharks, rays and many turtles--moderate current so a good drift dive. All but one dive lasted 60 to 70 minutes---only one dive less at 58 minutes and we went a little deeper to 88 feet. Most relaxing and beautiful dive was Palancar Gardens--no current, beautiful corals and lots of small critters and turtles. Many thanks to Cristina, her brother Chito--we were dive buddies on every dive-- Javier the dive master, Fernando the deck hand, and Leno the captain who was ALWAYS right there waiting for us when we surfaced. Can't wait to return to dive with my friends again.
Websites Dive with Cristina   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Utah, California, Akumal Mexico, Cozumel, Philippines
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Denver to Dallas to Cozumel on AA--was on the island by 3 pm.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most of the time we all came up as a group, usually with 400 to 500 psi remaining. Only once did they need to take someone up who was low on air and the rest of us continued the dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No dedicated table for cameras or plug ins for recharging so bring extra batteries. Large padded sitting area that you could spread out your camera gear if you needed too--lots of room to move around on the boat.
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