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

Scuba Club Cozumel, Apr, 2014,

by Cliff Wener, NJ, US ( 1 report). Report 7583.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Fourth trip to SCC. Rooms are perfect for divers. Very firm mattresses, efficient but loud AC units, no TV, bar fridge - basically perfect for diving. Location is fantastic. 10 minutes to town and 5 mins walk to two great supermarkets. Shore diving in front of the resort is fun and great for impromptu dives.

We had 8 to 13 divers on our boat. Two DMs. One for beginners; the other for experienced divers. Currents were blowing. Strongest that I've ever encountered in Coz. Villa Blanco was unbelievable. We did 18 dives in 6 days including two night dives and shore diving in the front of the resort. Visibility was awesome all week. Average daily temps in water were about 83.

Resort food was good - "Hot and a lot" - and they are very accommodating to divers. They will keep a meal for you until you return from a night dive at 9:30pm. DM was excellent - we saw 4 Splendid Toadfish on ONE dive, countless nurse sharks (ho hum) and many turtles.

My only personal complaint is that the average age of the divers seems to be about 65; It's become a senior citizen's haven. Not much going on at the bar after 7:30pm.
Websites Scuba Club Cozumel   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]Cayman, South Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Caribbean, NJ, ABC
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-120 Ft/ 24-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dives lasted 60-70 minutes. Usual procedure for SCC. DM shoots SMB after an hour - divers surface some time after that usually in a group
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By Howard Lewisin CA, US at Jul 02, 2014 19:08 EST  
For the cost, the ease of a good diving experience, the reliability of the service people and the same staff for many years...Why not keep coming? It is a good value. I first went there with International Diving Adventures with Hank Ketels of Foothill College (California) in 1978 I think. Been back many times and had my daughter and wife certified there.It is especially nice as all the food has been great. Most good dive spots have an empty bar because everyone is getting early sleeping for the morning diving!
By report author: Cliff Wener in NJ, US at Jul 03, 2014 09:39 EST  
If you started coming in 1978, then you're pretty much slot right into the demographic I described. LOL. I love the place but it's a ghost town after dinner. And no I'm not looking for PDC either!
By report author: Cliff Wener in NJ, US at Jul 03, 2014 09:39 EST  
If you started coming in 1978, then you pretty much slot right into the demographic I described. LOL. I love the place but it's a ghost town after dinner. And no I'm not looking for PDC either!
By Robert A Scrantonin CA, US at Apr 10, 2016 21:54 EST  
Great commentary. Any other places similar you would recommend in Cozumel? I am 65 and I also dont want to be stuck with a bunch of old people. I like concept of great boat diving from onsite pier and breakfast and lunch coordinated with diving and close to town for dinner -- the alternative all inclusive resorts are boring.. Is there anything closer to reef?
By Howard Lewisin CA, US at Apr 11, 2016 10:38 EST  
I always stay at Scuba Club. There is another resort, I think it is San Francisco, which is down near the reefs on the south side which is "supposed to be good". I do not know. Now, if you want Belize--- Look at Hurrican or Itza, both on Long Caye, 50 miles offshore and close to great diving.
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