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Dive Review of Dreamtime Dive Resort in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Dreamtime Dive Resort: "Chinchorro Bank by Land", Oct, 2017,

by Randy Kettering, IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10330.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Grand Cayman, St Vincent, Bequia, Mayreau, Roatan, Utila, Bonaire, Curacao, Majahual MX (Chinchorro Bank), Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel, Cancun, Dominica, Key West, Oahu, Maui
Closest Airport CUN Getting There See the report

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 81 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments The adventure began on March 4, 2011. Divers from Chicago, Philadelphia, and Denver, converged in Cancun for an overnight stay. Eight of us stayed at my time share, the Club Regina, located next to the Westin Regina. After a good night's sleep, we met our driver Miguel Cortes (Yucatan Traveling manuelcortes_tours@hotmail.com). He was driving a van that easily accommodated the 11 of us along with our luggage and dive gear.
We departed the hotel around 9:00 AM and approximately 2 hours later we arrived in Tulum to take a travel break and tour the Mayan ruins and hang out on the beach for those so inclined.
After a guided tour of the ruins, we re-boarded the van and proceeded to downtown Tulum to have a leisurely lunch at Don Cafeto La Marca Del Café located right along highway 370. The food was out of this world (!), particularly the mole sauce. The habaneros were tasty, service was attentive and the cerveza very cold.
We continued toward our destination at very leisurely pace punctuating the trip with multiple bathroom stops along the way. Nine hours after commencing the trip, we arrived at Majahual/Mahahual. We checked into our hotel, 40 Canones, located along the south end of the Malecon.
The rooms were pretty basic and I refer you to www.40canones.com for a closer view. All rooms had air conditioning but only two (the family suite and junior suite) had televisions. The satellite service provider offered a host of English speaking channels and premium movie channels. None of the rooms had a bathtub. There was adequate hot water for showering, but occasionally had to wait as long as five minutes for it to appear. The rooms were clean but some of the light fixtures did not have working light bulbs. All personnel were very friendly and responsive to guest requests. The hotel did have a common upstairs open area where dive gear could be hung to dry but no other diver friendly amenities.
Free (satellite) internet service was offered but it was really unreliable and slow. Our dive group liaison did lend us a wireless internet USB fob so that my wife could stay in touch with her office, however uploading and do ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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