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Dive Review of Liquid Blue Divers/Palapas Amaranto in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Liquid Blue Divers/Palapas Amaranto, Jun, 2004,

by Mike Frayn, FL, USA . Report 1367.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Roatan, Utila, Curacao, Cayman Island, Catalina, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with DM
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Liquid Blue Divers is one of 3 Cozumel operations that routinely offers the steel 120 cf tanks and longer dives. Aldora and Living Underwater offer similar services. Roberto and wife Michaela were very service oriented. LB rinsed and stored all gear except wet suits each night and would pick you up at a nearby dock every morning. The routine was a morning dive and then lunch/surface interval ashore followed by an afternoon dive. They have a roomy six pack boat that was in good condition. Roberto will take you to any site that you request and is very conscientious with newer divers. Unless everyone is diving nitrox you really dont get the benefit of the big tanks. Diving with LB is a little pricey. They charge $80 for 2 tanks not including tax and $2 marine park fee. I switched from Living Underwater to Liquid Blue because I heard the LU was having some service issues. However I met some people on this trip that were diving with LU and they said the new owner/DM had all the bugs worked out. Although I had a positive experience with Liquid Blue I would probably go back to Living Underwater next time. LU charges the same price but it includes tax and marine park fees, they rinse and store wetsuits and offer snacks and towels when you get out of the water. That may sound a little petty but when you are paying $80+ a day, the little extras matter.

The diving and visibility were excellent as usual. I am always amazed at how healthy Cozumel reefs are considering the number of divers visiting it every year. I saw all the expected fish as well as an enormous jew fish, pipe horses, sea horses, scorpion fish, splendid toad fish and turtles.
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