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Dive Review of Scuba Club Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Scuba Club Cozumel, Oct, 2013,

by Joann Bohannon-Sacci, New York , USA ( 1 report). Report 7311.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We have been to Scuba Club Cozumel at least 10 times. We usually go in a group, this year there were 15 of us. The staff is unbeatable in terms of friendliness, hospitality, smiles, desire to please, etc. The resort is immaculately clean. There are making upgrades to the rooms. There is now WiFi throughout the resort. They offer Buy One Get One Half Price deals during the low season so it is a bargain. There is a pool and lounge chairs and hammocks facing the Caribbean with the gentle breeze blowing at all times. It is a 15 minute walk from the center of town. They make arrangements for you if you want to rent a Moped or car or bike. The sunsets are breathtaking from shore. The diving on the house reef is a microcosm of what you see on the reefs sans the sharks and big rays. There are very few Lion Fish as the dive masters kill them. The Grouper and Snappers have learned to eat the Lion Fish that are speared, it is really cool to watch them feed.
The food is good and plentiful. For breakfast they serve at least 8 options with American, Mexican and Mayan fare. For lunch there is a salad bar with American type salads then different specials every day. If you have any dietary challenges, they will prepare food to your specific regimen. For dinner there are two options offered every night along with a vegetarian option. Their desserts are homemade and there is always ice cream, especially delicious is the coconut and mango ice cream.

The challenges I have arise out of my own personal preferences and biases. E.g. they use Styrofoam cups for coffee at breakfast and to serve the ice cream. Not sure why but there is no recycling on Cozumel. I prefer eating the cuisine of the country I visit. Most all of the resorts we stay at cater American fare, SCC included.
Cozumel is drift diving so I would hesitate to dive there if you are a beginner diver with buoyancy issues. There are no TVs or phones in the rooms which I don't mind at all but some insomniac in our group mentioned is an issue. The resort is concrete, if you fall you are going to get hurt, sometimes the stairs get slippery if they are wet.

SCC feels like home to me. The Management retains the same staff every year, a sign of working in good conditions.
Websites Scuba Club Cozumel   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Most of the Caribbean, (Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, etc.) Bonaire, Ecuador Galapagos Islands, Malaysia, Northeast US
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We dove in a group and the dive master determined the depth however we informed the dive shop at the beginning of the week that we wanted longer, shallower dives so the sites were selected according to our wishes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There are separate rinse tanks for photographers on land and on the boat. The dive shop is helpful and will try to accomodate and repair any issue with the cameras. The dive masters will fashion the dive according to your interests, e.g. if you are shooting macro, he will pick a place with less current and go slowly during the dive. The dive masters are excellent at pointing out what you want/need to photograph.
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