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Dive Review of Living Underwater/Villa Blanca in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater/Villa Blanca, Nov, 2013,

by Larry Sandusky, ID, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7430.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our first visit to Cozumel since before Hurricane Wilma, 7 years before. We found corals and dive sites to have recovered nicely with a proliferation of soft corals and vibrant turtle life, many spotted eagle rays & excellent fish life in general. Dive master Javier is a terrific and sensitive guide, as well as extremely competent. Jeremy Anschel continues to run a first class dive operation and the big steel tanks make for long and pleasant dives. Boat support was excellent throughout.

We stayed at the budget alternative Villa Blanca and enjoyed its kickback atmosphere and close proximity to a pick up point by Living Underwater. We prefer "old Cozumel" without the cruise ships, but VB provides some isolation from street traffic and crowds.
Websites Living Underwater   Villa Blanca

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Australia, PNG, Hawaii, many Caribbean locations
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max depth
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 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Day boat with good freshwater tank for cameras
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