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

Scuba Club Cozumel, May, 2003,

by Lisa Jabusch, IL, USA . Report 559.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving most of Caribbean, Australia and Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We were pleasantly surprised at the diving with only "gentle" currents present. We expected "ripping" from what we'd previously read about Cozumel (and experienced elswhere). This was our first trip doing only drift diving - it was so easy! The night dive was absolutely awesome!! We dove the Yucab Reef and saw more in one dive than all of our previous night dives together! We quit counting the octupi and toadfish; there were several basket stars out feeding; numerous eels out hunting; and our guide even found seahorses. Alberto was our guide all week and he was very good at finding toadfish,seahorses,eels and adjusting the dive given the conditions and divers. The shore diving is good for checkout, but mostly rubble and looking for macro stuff. It was also a good night dive. Diving was as a loosely structured group that was follow the leader, but we could stay down until our air got low, rather than the group having to surface when the first one needed to.

The lodgings were very nice and the staff was always very friendly and helpful. The food was good basic Mexican, but you could choose burger and fries or sandwiches at lunch for a change. The rates (we paid about $800 each for a week) are fantastic considering they're all inclusive of meals and 2 tank boat dive per day. Shore diving was "unlimited", but after 2 or 3 dives, you've pretty well seen most of what was there. The beds are a thin mattress (no boxspring) on a concrete base (take an air mattress).

To date, we've only returned to The Cayman Islands for repeat diving trips, but we're already planning to return here in 2005. The diving in Cayman is so much more varied and overall better (because of the wall), but the combination of price and quality in Cozumel at this operation can't be beat.
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