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Dive Review of Mayakoba Dive & Watersports Center/Rosewood Mayakoba in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Mayakoba

Mayakoba Dive & Watersports Center/Rosewood Mayakoba: "Fabulous Riviera Maya Getaway", Sep, 2020,

by David S Locker, NY, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11492 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 3 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments After 6 months of lockdown we needed to get back in the water and Mexico was one of the few countries that allowed Americans in without a hard to get test. JetBlue made it safe and easy with a 3 and a half hour non-stop flight and a blocked middle seat. After a 30 minute private transfer from Cancun airport to the Rosewood Mayakoba, and a short boat ride to our overwater villa with private pool, we had arrived. The hotel was paradise! The grounds were immaculate, the staff could not have been nicer and the food and service superb. Everyone wore masks at all times, sanitizer stations were everywhere, and health concerns were taken seriously. For our week stay, we did 8 dives over 4 days. The dive center had just opened in November, 2019 was forced to close in March, and had recently reopened. It serves the 4 hotels in Mayakoba- Rosewood, Fairmont, Andaz and Banyan Tree.. We had the boat to ourselves with a fabulous dive guide, a captain and an assistant. We did drift wall and reef dives and a wreck dive. Fish life was abundant and reefs were healthy. Current could be strong (3 knots) but was manageable. Many dives lasted an hour. The price for a 2 tank dive was an eye-popping $170 per person without rental equipment, but they are hopefully reevaluating their pricing structure. All in all definitely worth the trip!
Websites Mayakoba Dive & Watersports Center   Rosewood Mayakoba

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Komodo, Truk, Palau, Yap, Fiji, Egypt, Japan, Sipadan, Bali, Rangiroa
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There 3 and a half hour JetBlue flight from JFK

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 84-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Excellent, clean rinse tanks at the dive shop. Fresh water bucket on the boat.
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