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

Scuba Club, Jan, 2009,

by Danny & Doreen Scott, HI, USA ( 2 reports). Report 4758.

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 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We'd read Undercurrent reports about Scuba Club, which was really helpful, as we knew what to expect.

When we checked-in to the hotel, we were surprised that rooms are given randomly. We're used to paying extra to have an oceanfront or ocean view room, but at Scuba Club, you get whatever room they assign you. Fortunately, you're not in the room much, so ultimately it doesn't matter much.

The food is superb!! We had a special vegetarian dietary request, which Mario's Fat Grouper Restaurant staff cheerfully helped with each day.

We are "scuba animals" so we did every boat dive possible, plus lots of shore diving. The shore in front of the hotel is very brown and dead, with lots of rubble where fish and great critters like eels and octopi can hide (so look inside the crevices and cracks and you'll be rewarded!). LOTS of flounders on the sand. The night dives are great as the octopi are very active. If you dive straight out from the shore, you will eventually reach the drop-off which is very pretty . . . just conserve your air.

Lots of great barricudas on every dive, and we saw nurse sharks and huge moray eels.

The divemasters were mostly fabulous, with one exception of a guy who seemed very burned-out by his job and just wanted to get the divers in-and-out as quickly as possible.

The dive shop counts the dive weights that you rent carefully, and they'll charge you if you don't return the same amount of weight, so be careful with these weights.

The wind made surface intervals on boat dives very cold. Everyone was cold on the boat, and we switched from our summer wetsuits to 7 mm to deal with the coldish water and wind. One day, there was so much wind and chop that all dives were cancelled for the day up and down the coast. But it was January, after all. If you're heading to Cozumel in the winter, plan on taking extra neoprene. Lots of us were at the scuba shop across from the hotel, paying top tourist dollars for hoods, vests, polartechs, etc.

Overall, we had a great experience and the value for your dollar is fantastic! We would definitely return.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 75-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Time and depth limits
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 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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]
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