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Dive Review of Living Underwater/local hotels in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Living Underwater/local hotels: "Return to Cozumel", Jul, 2021,

by Harvey Monroe, NM, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 11786.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments First time back to Cozumel in more than 20 years. I try to avoid highly commercial locations but made an exception.

The diving was very good. With so many operations to choose from, I narrowed the list to 2. Living Underwater won out with its, owner an American with a Technical Diving background, a new highspeed boat which allows for quick access to distant sites, Low pressure 90's which provide 60 min plus dive times, experienced cliental which meant dives were pleasant and finally an excellent dive master. Pepe who went out of way to allow divers to use all their dive time and was very good at finding the small critters. He used a magnifying glass for the smallest nudibranchs. He came prepare with an utltralong octo 2nd stage which my son made use of after consuming too much air fighting the ever present current on his first dive.

More than once other diving groups swam through with multiple divers flaying around in the current and missing the marine life that often takes a bit more time to locate.

Over all Cozumel is popular due to its easy access and diving most Americans like. Coral life was average, sponges where decent and not alot of marine life but enough to keep things interesting.
A worthwhile visit. Living Under water excellent.
Websites Living Underwater   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most of Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, California, north to south, Baja, Sea of Cortez, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Easter Island, French Polynesia, Hawaii...
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There Ferry from Playa de Carmen

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-120 Ft/ 24-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Drift Dive, group stayed together though one dedicated photographer was given leeway.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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