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Dive Review of Sand Dollar/Wyndum in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Sand Dollar/Wyndum, Sep, 2009,

by D Demming, Oh, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 32 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5121.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving 1000 plus Pacific and Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 86 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 150 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions limited depths to 100' and generally 50-60 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments One rinse bucket with too many cameras in it.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Wyndum resort was was not set up to accomodate divers. Most in our group paid for an upgrade which put us further away from the boats and docks. Worse the hours for meals almost totally precluded us from eating in any of the restaurants. We tried to do 5 dives per day which for the most part was impossible if you wanted to eat. Breakfast opened at 7-7:15 island time making it difficult to get to the boats at 7:50am . THE BOATS CAME IN AT 12:20 WITH LUNCH OPENING AT 12:30 but the afternoon boats loaded at 12:50. We soon gave up trying to get a sandwhich from any of the restaurants despite telling the staff we only had 10-15 minutes.The afternoon bosts came in at 5:30 with dinner at 6-6:15 island time and the same 6:50 loading window. We finished the week tired of the hassle despite this September Fest week being a designated dive week for our large group of predominantly 60 divers.
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