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Dive Review of JULIOKINSCUBA/Hotel Barracuda in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

JULIOKINSCUBA/Hotel Barracuda: "GOOD dive and hotel at Cozumel", Jan, 2021,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 52 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 11506.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments [None]The on site diving at Hotel Barracuda was good; dive shop had spare BCD when my inflator seat leaked air into the inflator; and they had a spare hose to fit my regulator. The welcome tank before the boat dives prevent problems way out ar Palancar gardens.
The DM was Julio, who was very ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving SE Asia, Hawaii, Caribbean, Palau, Yap, Dominican Republic, Cozumel, Indonesia, Bonaire, Philippines, Red Sea, Mexico, etc.
Closest Airport CZM Getting There fly American airlines to CZM

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge
Water Temp 27-27°C / 81-81°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None]they had a bucket of water for fresh water ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ms Lynda Durfeein VA, US at Jan 24, 2021 15:00 EST  
Were the items (BCD and regulator) that failed your personal gear? If so, when was the last time you had them serviced? If you had been on a liveaboard, there might not have been any spares. One trip, a dork who claimed he was a DM brought his own BCSD, with hose held on to BCD with duct tape! Of course, it blew on the first dive.
By report author: Eldon Okazaki in CA, US at Jan 24, 2021 18:14 EST  
yes, those were my personal gear. My regulator was serviced the week before. The air two regulator non my BC was not serviced; but, no leak upon infating mt scuba pro BCD.
By report author: Eldon Okazaki in CA, US at Jan 24, 2021 18:14 EST  
yes, those were my personal gear. My regulator was serviced the week before. The air two regulator non my BC was not serviced; but, no leak upon infating mt scuba pro BCD.
By Ms Lynda Durfeein VA, US at Jan 25, 2021 07:51 EST  
I've had a failure with my own gear when used the first time after being serviced. Blown hose at 30 feet sounded like a depth charge going off. Took a few panicked seconds to get DM's attention, use her backup and surface safely. Sometimes dive shops haven't checked gear regularly (particular regs). Glad you were OK>
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