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Dive Review of Rafael de la Parra/Casa de Los Suenos in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Ilsa Mujeres

Rafael de la Parra/Casa de Los Suenos: "Whale Sharks with The Pros", Jul, 2017,

by Howard Kaiser, MO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9667 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Baja, Cozumel, Honduras, Belize, Bahamas, Hawaii , Grand Caymans, North Carolina
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There Fly into Cancun; taxi to Ultramar Ferry; 30 minute ferry ride to Isla Mujeres/taxi to hotel

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions wear wet suit to help buoyancy and for exposure reasons.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Small bucket available to rinse cameras; no table for changeovers etc; Rafael very helpful in placing snorkelers in front of the whale sharks to optimize camera shots ... 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 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 4 stars
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Comments This was our second trip to snorkel with the whale sharks 30 miles off the coast of isla Mujeres and Holbox, Quintana Roo , Mexico. We stayed again at Casa de los Suenos, a small , beautifully equipped boutique hotel on isla Mujeres. As on our previous trip, we rented golf carts which were waiting for us at the hotel. The island is very safe and except for the speed bumps, the golf cart was a perfect way to keep mobile. We always sample the local restaurants rather than eat at the hotel. Several very good places were Los Lomitas for chicken mole and snapper; Mango Cafe for breakfasts; but our favorite was Javi's for their onion rings (amazing) and grouper- which we finally broke down and ordered the grouper-parmesan crusted. Trip Advisor was correct- ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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