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Dive Review of Living Underwater/el Cid in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater/el Cid, Aug, 2010,

by Lisa Vignerot, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 5738.

No photos available at this time

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 I loved Jeremy's outfit!!!!! I loved loved loved his crew, boat, and the way he ran his business. The boat was the fastest on the island and we buzzed around from dive site to dive site in minutes. It was fun blowing past the other dive boats. The crew was very professional, handled the boat extremely well, kept an eye on us but kept a safe distance for our surface. They chose nice beaches and facilities for our surface intervals. The night dive was awesome. Little crowded, but we just hung back and had a great dive. There was usually 3-4 of us diving, but we had 8 on the night dive. Only regret- not getting more dives in and at least one more night dive. I could do that night dive every day. The DMs were quick to point things out and especially Jeremy with the small critters like sea horses. Also, they were extremely mindful of the environment and went out of their way to do their part in ridding the coral of lionfish by capturing them in their fishnets and killing them and then disposing of them properly so they do not just float in the water and be a risk to divers and other fish. They got about 8 of the suckers while we dove over the course of 15 dives. Overall, I give them a 10 out of 10- one of the best dive operations I've ever dived with. And, because they had such a fast boat, we got to dive sites that 90% of the operations don't because it takes too long to get there. And, they picked us up at our dock, on time, every day. That is a big bonus
Websites Living Underwater   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Belize, Palau, Saba, OBX, Cyprus, Florida, Hondoras, Caymans, St. Maarten, Tobago
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 75-85°F / 24-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Let DM know when you get to 500psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Had fresh water bucket for cameras- would hand them to you when you got in the water, and would take them when you surfaced
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