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Dive Review of Pro Dive/Occidental Grand Xcaret in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Pro Dive/Occidental Grand Xcaret: "Lots of walking", Apr, 2015,

by Frank Nelson, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8211 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Caymens, Bahamas, East Coast wrecks, Nova Scotia, Red Sea, Truk, Ponape, Palau, Yap, Cozumel, Cancun, Riviera Maya
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There direct flight from Pittsburgh

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 78 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Follow the DM and return with 700psi. After the DM saw how you were in the water they pretty much let you go. They let the other DM's at the shop know how you were in case you dove with someone else.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There were no rinse buckets on the boat but the mates knew how to handle cameras.] ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I would like to preface this with I didn't do my research in Undercurrent on this resort or operator.

Good Booking the dives via email was fast and simple and 10% off. Britt(Office) handled the email and payment with ease. As a matter of fact all concerned with Pro Dive were very professional and helpful besides being accommodating. They offered free transportation from the Occidental to their other shops since there was no dock at the Occidental. More later.
The cenotes were awesome. I got to dive in some very remote cenoted that they don't take many divers to. Dreamgate was one such one. Where else is there a pulley to raise and lower your gear into the cenote. The formations were just utterly unbelievable. This is the main reason I come down here to dive. There were only 3 of us at Dreamgate and it was a dream. The other cenotes Dos Ojios, and Chac Mol I have dove before and they are pretty commercialized but not Dreamgate. You had to pay extra for the cenotes$89 and you got a sandwich, chips and a drink. If you went to a special cenote the price jum ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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