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Dive Review of Pepe Dive Center/local hotels in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Mahahual, Quintana Roo

Pepe Dive Center/local hotels: "Mahahual-Banco Chinchurros", Jul, 2021,

by Harvey Monroe, NM, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 11788.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments The Chinchurro Banks are the best diving for marine life, coral health and variety that I have seen in the Mexican Caribbean. It takes a while to get there 4-5 hr drive from Cancun or 3 hrs from Tulum, on a moslty 4 lane highway. Mahahual is the closest land location with a modest size town with about a dozen dive operations.

There is diving right off the coast on the Meso barrier reef.

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Websites Pepe Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most of Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, California, north to south, Baja, Sea of Cortez, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Easter Island, French Polynesia, Hawaii...
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There Rental car bus service is available

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with group
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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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