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Dive Review of Koox Diving/The Fives Downtown hotel and reside in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Koox Diving/The Fives Downtown hotel and reside: "Cenote dives on the Yucatan peninsula", Nov, 2023,

by Denis Collins, NY, US ( 2 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 12841.

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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 3 stars
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Comments The main reason I went on this trip was to dive the cenotes on the Yucatan peninsula. These are freshwater caverns (not caves) that are located all over the Yucatan. They are one of the main sources for freshwater on the Yucatan. They had been above water for thousands of years over which they developed thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. A quick note - this is not cave diving. They are big, relatively wide open in general and you can see light within 200 meters.

I dove a total of three cenotes (Casa or House cenote, Dos, Ojos or 2 Eyes and Dreamgate). They were all about 45 minutes to an hour south of Playa ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Koox Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving all over the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Galapagos, Red Sea and Indonesia.
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There I took non-stop from NYC to Cancun and then took a bus to Playa del Carmen. I had to wait a while for the bus. The first one that showed up only took a few of the many people waiting. I got on the 2nd one. Going back to Cancun airport I took a shared taxi which only cost about $15, including tip. You need 4 passengers, but that didn't seem to take very long. I found this to be a much better option, but it may not be available when you are going from Cancun to your destination.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions I dove several cenotes which are caverns (not caves). You have to be with a certified cave diver and follow a specified line at all times. You should check out any of the many articles on diving cenotes in Mexico to get a fuller idea of what is involved.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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 N/A
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