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Dive Review of Living Underwater in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater: "The Best Dive Operator for Advanced Divers", Oct, 2018,

by Daniel Fazekas, VA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10591 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Jeremy Anschel runs the best diving operation in Cozumel, with Divemaster David, Captain Andres and Crew Ricardo all offering the best service underwater and aboard the boat. We have dived with Living Underwater four times in the past ten years, and it always is a wonderful experience. The weather was perfect, minimal current at our southern divesites, and lots of healthy coral, sponges, and reef creatures. Lots of turtles (hawksbill and loggerhead) French angels, Queen angels, and Splendid toadfish. Pinnacles and towering reef structures offered lots of swim through opportunities at a variety of depths from 100 to 60. A typical first dive was 80 feet for 80 minutes using a steel 120 tank, surface interval at Playa Palancar, a full service restaurant on a nice beach, with a typical second dive about 60 feet for 80 minutes. David led our dives for four days and found a tiny pipe horse hiding in seaweed on the sand, and several toadfish in their hiding spots. Jeremy led our dives for two days, and found pike blennies, pipe horse, toadfish, a large octopus hiding under the reef, as well as a few small lion fish. Lots of moray eels, from large green to small spotted. Large grouper, barracuda, schooling snapper and French grunts, trunkfish, scrawled filefish. We enjoyed six beautiful days of diving. Our lodging was the Park Royal Cozumel, all-inclusive resort, which was clean, quiet, with great dining options, Italian, Mexican, Caribbean. Jeremy collected our gear on our arrival day, and we never had to touch it unless we were diving. Ricardo, Andres and the DM would make sure our gear was ready to go. Each morning at 8 am, the diveboat Jewfish would arrive at our dock, and we would be delivered around 2 pm after our diving day was finished. Our group of three enjoyed the company of other advanced divers, all of whom were repeat customers of Living Underwater. Simply put, it does not get better than this.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Exuma Cays Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Florida Keys, Roatan, Kona, St. Croix, British Virgin Islands
Closest Airport Getting There We arrived in Cozumel from Dulles/Miami on American Airlines, and returned a week later form Cozumel to Charlotte/Dulles

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No Deco computer limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Separate fresh water tank for cameras, no table for set up.
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