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Dive Review of Mayan Aqua Dive/RIU Palace Los Americas in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cancun

Mayan Aqua Dive/RIU Palace Los Americas, May, 2008,

by Michael Keating, Va, United States ( 1 report). Report 4073.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fla., Bahamas, Jamaica
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge
Water Temp 75 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The restrictions that were enforced were air remaining of 500 to 700 psi or time of dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The boat has no camera table but you're also not on a cattle barge so the risk of damage in my opinion was minimal. I don't have an elaborate setup so it was fine for me.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The RIU Palace as a resort was fabulous. My biggest complaint was with the t.v. stations not a big selection and alot in Spanish. Service in the restaurants could have been a little more attentive on refilling of drinks but otherwise fantastic. The dive operation Mayan Aqua Dive which is located in the resort Club International De Cancun and run by Ben Mooney met all my expectations. Had email correspondence with Ben weeks before vacation to line up dives and notified him when in town and he arranged for me to be picked up at my resort everyday that I was diving either by himself or another member of the staff. Great service by a shop owner in my opinion.
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