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Dive Review of Julio Kin Scuba in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Julio Kin Scuba: "Good warm Cozumel", Feb, 2024,

by Henry O Ziller, CO, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 35 reports with 19 Helpful votes). Report 12884 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Julio Kins Boat - Heaven Julio Kins Shop

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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This was our 8th dive trip to Cozumel, and once again we are staying at an all-inclusive resort. Grand Park Royal ( is located on the east side of Rafael E. Melgar Avenue near the cruise ship docks and as such makes it a very busy area. But since we donít have to leave the resort, we donít have to put up with the masses of cruisers. Access to the very small beach as well as two pools and one restaurant is provided with an underpass for Rafael E. Melgar Avenue. Construction is said to have started in 1978, but we saw the construction was not even close to being 25% constructed in 2000. The last renovation was in 2013 and I believe that is when it first opened. There are three nine story buildings. Our room on the 5th floor had a great view of the entire grounds of lush vegetation and pool area as well as the sea. The room had two double beds, a dresse ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Julio Kin Scuba   [same]Grand Park Royal

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Throughout the Caribbean and Central America, Hawaii, Micronesia, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Tanzania/Zanzibar, Australia, and Fiji.
Closest Airport Cozumel International Airport Getting There Denver to Dallas, Dallas to Cozumel. Reverse going home.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 80-80°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time. Time was only limited to one hour anfter some divers with gills stayed down way past an hour on an 80 ft. dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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
UW Photo Comments A 5 gallon bucket was provided on the boat and most of the many diff ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Garth Peterson in OH, US at Feb 08, 2024 10:30 EST  
AVOID COZUMEL WORLD DIVE SHOP as one the WORST ever in 40 yrs. of diving of all types. Many Unsafe practices and No nitrox for days. Unsafe Dive Equipment there and boat issues. A full report is coming. Nice report about your places by the way. Cozumel is world class as Iíve been all over the world. 1200 dives(including Galapagos, Red Sea, Truk, Palau, Central America). Cozumel 4 different dive shops/resorts so I have a lot of experience and am a Safety professional
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