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Dive Review of Living Underwater/Villa Escondida B&B in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater/Villa Escondida B&B: "Tried and true", Jan, 2018,

by Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters, TN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10117.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
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 The diving is still great, and it's easy to get here, but Jeremy is phasing out from leading dives every day, to concentrate on the business side of his operation. It was inevitable that he couldn't continue doing both full time. He's working on getting great guides (but nobody can replace him!) and they still offer excellent concierge service. They pick you up at either the downtown dock, or your hotel's dock along the coast, and they are fantastically prompt. They take care of your gear for however many days you dive with them, and offer a lot of water and snacks on the boat, as well as a surface interval at a beach bar/restaurant. The "parkas" for the windy trip back after diving are SO welcome! The Jewfish is a relatively big, fast boat with easy off and on, which comfortably accommodates the usual 6-8 divers, and gets to dive sites early each day.
We always stay with David and Magda in town at their B&B because the location is so convenient to most restaurants, as well as the downtown pier. Her breakfasts are Yucatan specialties at their best, and they're quite filling as well as very delicious.
Websites Living Underwater   Villa Escondida B&B

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, French Polynesia, Cozumel, Belize, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Great Barrier Reef, and other Caribbean locations
Closest Airport CZM Getting There can fly into Cancun and do the "bag drag" by taking the 1 hour bus to Playa del Carmen, then walking a little to the ferry terminal for the ~45 min. ride to Cozumel

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They have a rinse tank on the boat for cameras only.
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