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

Scuba Club Cozumel: "Ocean dives off Cozumel plus cenote diving out of Playa del Carmen", Jun, 2015,

by Helen Brown, MN, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 8562.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Being senior citizens, we had been reluctant to go to Cozumel because of the currents. But, there were only about 3 of our 12 dives that had current strong enough to make the dives uncomfortable for us. The dive operation was well managed. Boats left promptly, motoring 30-45 minutes to the sites. Cold water and juice provided. Our dive master provided rather short briefings, but covered the essentials. We were allowed to extend our dives until our air hit 500psi (or less).
The accommodations were good. Really large, clean room, with bottled water located in walkway outside our door. As mentioned in other reviews, mattress was pretty firm, but not uncomfortable for us. Food was not gourmet, but well prepared. We were on the FAP plan and there during a slow period, so not as many meal options. Read their policies about extra fees for beverages, desserts, etc., so you don't have any surprises.

Following our week on Cozumel, we took the ferry back to Playa del Carmen, staying six nights at Hotel Casa de Gopala. Cenote diving was with Yucatek Divers right around the corner. There was a nightclub adjacent to the hotel, with loud music playing until 1:00 AM. Even ear plugs didn't help much. Ask for a room near reception, or stay elsewhere.
On a day off
Cenote diving for the first time was a real treat. Two dives at Dos Ojos, one at "The Pit", and last at Dream Maker. Our guide was Philippe; very safety conscious, but a bit impatient with us at times.

Websites Scuba Club Cozumel   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Fiji, GBR, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Caymans, Belize, Utila, Roatan, Bonaire, Florida
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There Direct from Minneapolis, then ferry from PDC to Cozumel and return

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes (or more), max depth of sites visited was 80 ft.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

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