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Dive Review of Paradise Divers/Marina Paraiso in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Isla Mujeres

Paradise Divers/Marina Paraiso, Jul, 2014,

by Leigh Vinzant, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 7715.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Micronesia, Bonaire, Caymans, Belize, Roatan, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All dives were led by a guide; depth and time were determine by the guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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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 The resorts website boasted having an on-site dive operation, which is why we chose to stay and dive here. A couple of months before our arrival, the management changed hands and the dive shop became a bakery. The dive operation was run by Ivan with the help of Captain Enrique. They had a small boat and a little gear, but no shop and no tanks. Each day Ivan had to pick up filled tanks from another shop. We had requested five days of 3-tank diving. The new schedule did not do single afternoon dives, but would go out for two dives. On our first day of diving, my buddy and I loaded onto the 20-foot panga, along with five other divers and our crew of two. The boat was designed to comfortably hold dive gear and about four divers, so we were very tightly crammed in. The 45-minute ride out was rough and most guests were on the verge of seasicknesses before Ivan and Enrique helped us gear up and back-roll in. The dive was on a nice sunken gunboat, but was a little on the short side. The second dive was my favorite of the week. We did an exciting drift dive in a ripping current at Punta Sur, the southern most point of ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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