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Dive Review of Living Underwater in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater: "Good Diving, but some bad weather", Jan, 2018,

by Richard Bridges, NM, US ( 2 reports). Report 10546.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Typical Cozumel trip with Living Underwater, except for more bad weather than normal. I spent a month in Cozumel and dove about 20 days. I had planned more but "Norte" storms from the US closed the port and cut into dive time. The reefs were in good shape, nice corals and lots of tropical reef fish. The corals on Cozumel seem to be recovering more and more each year since the hurricane back around 2007. We saw lots of Eagle Rays, sometimes seeing several each dive. There were more sharks than usual, not every dive, but we did see them regularly on the deeper reef dives. There were lots of sea turtles, enough I got tired of watching them!

We stay at a downtown hotel, this time the Suites Colonial, and eat at a variety of restaurants. The hotel was very comfortable (actual little suite rooms, with Bdr, bath, Lv Rm, dining table and small kitchen), although it has no place to care for dive gear, luckily our dive operator Living Underwater, takes care of our gear.

We ate at everything from upscale restaurants to local taco shops, all were great. Cozumel is truly a nice place to stay, with friendly people and lots of great places to eat.
Websites Living Underwater   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cayman Brac, Yucatan, Bonaire, Palau, Yap, Sea of Cotez, Key West, Cozumel
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Connected through DFW

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 76-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-125 Ft/ 15-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come up with 500#
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 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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]
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