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Dive Review of Manta Divers/Grand Oasis in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cancun

Manta Divers/Grand Oasis: "Good Dive Trip for Beginner and Advanced Diver to Cancun and Cozumel", Sep, 2016,

by Tom Haynes, IN, US ( 1 report). Report 9200.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our second trip using this same operation and the service was excellent both times.

The typical dive trip had 8 or fewer divers and often there were 4 or less (we were at low season). Entry from their boast was using a backroll from the sides and the crew was very helpful in taking your gear before you climbed aboard via a ladder. Fresh water was provided on board after each dive and the trips to and from the dive sites were usually fairly quick.

We originally chose this group due to the personal service they offered as an instructor to my dive partner on her basic diver checkout dives (last year) and for her advanced open water course this year. Our dive package consisted of 2 dives in Cancun at the Manchones, followed by a night dive in the same location then two dives in a cenote - chac-mool and ending with a deep and a drift dive in Cozumel at Palancar Gardens and San Francisco.

Wetsuits were only needed for the Cenote dive and rental of them was minimal. Rental gear was adequate and had been updated with new computers. Having our own gear was a plus and if additional diving items were needed there are other nearby stores to acquire it (including a Walmart). A rinse tank was available at the marina for your equipment and they also have a training pool there.
Websites Manta Divers   Grand Oasis

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving New Jersey, Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, Grand Cayman, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There Direct flights with several carriers

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Depth was usually limited only by the location. Time was limited more by air consumption except on the Cozumel deep dive which used a typical profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None 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 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Small rinse tank was available and crew was very helpful in handling and caring for the equipment.
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