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Dive Review of Mexico Whale Sharks/Izla Hotel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Isla Mujeres

Mexico Whale Sharks/Izla Hotel: "Whale Shark snorkel", Jul, 2021,

by Joel Horie, UT, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 11648.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Flew Delta non stop SLC to CUN. CUN Terminal 3 Immigration was well staffed and efficient as usual. After baggage claim, customs is now self serve kiosk(self declare), near the old customs. They had customs agents watching as you approached the exit doors, but they were just scanning the crowd. At least in CUN, it appears they won’t check you unless something catches their eye. Like all the other major tourist destinations in Mexico, after customs, there is a currency exchange and then rows of sales people(tours, timeshares, etc.) trying to get you to stop. Just keep walking until you get outdoors.

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Websites Mexico Whale Sharks   Izla Hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Belize, Grand Cayman, Socal, Bonaire, Roatan, Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel
Closest Airport Cancun (CUN) Getting There Most major US, some Canadian and European airlines.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 85-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-50 Ft/ 12-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Two at a time, stay with the guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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