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Dive Review of Living Underwater/InterContinental El Presidente in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Living Underwater/InterContinental El Presidente, Mar, 2014,

by David H Vickery-Suzanne Leeson, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7747.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The first eagle ray appeared 6 minutes into the dive. It stayed with us until the 10th minute, hovering gently in a mild current, feeding lazily as sea swept snacks came its way.

We've been to many sites named for creatures seen there once and not since: Hammerhead Hotel, Blacktip Boulevard, Manta Rock, etc., but January through March Eagle Ray Wall in Cozumel delivers. We dived the wall three times during our week in March and the rays appeared every time and stayed for long minutes on end. The 120 cube steel tanks offered by Living Underwater enabled bottom time ranging from 55-80 minutes.

Jeremy Anschel's boat, the Jew Fish, picked us up promptly at 8 AM at the El Presidente dock while newbies from the hotel clambered aboard their cattle boat. Jeremy's crew had set up ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Puerto Rico, U.S. & British Virgins, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius, Bahamas, Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Bikini Atoll, jeez isn't this enough?
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Due to the current, Jeremy asked the group to stay together, and take a 3 minute safety stop.
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 For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Dunk bucket on the boat. The staff will hand you your cameras after you back-roll in. No camera rentals available. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Sobhi A Nahhasin MI, US at Dec 28, 2014 22:15 EST  
Good info. Thanks. We also have been in many places with Cozumel being our annual pilgrimage place. If you don't mind: 1) Going up to 80 minutes at Columbia at 80-100 feet; didn't that require decompression? 2) Was Living Underwater expensive?
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