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Dive Review of Scuba Du/El Cantil in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Scuba Du/El Cantil: "Cold But Good", Jan, 2016,

by Rose Mueller , TX, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 8809.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We arrived to beautiful weather and I held my breathe that El Norte would not show its ugly face. The first day of diving was heavenly. The water was pleasant and there was no wind. The next day was extremely rough in early afternoon and soon the port was closed to small crafts. There was no diving the following day. The rain cooled the water and lowered the visibility. There were eagle rays and Caribbean reef shark. There were unusual schools of Queen Angelfish and File fish. The Toad fish are more plentiful. The Lion fish are deeper. I noticed that the turtle population was less and saw turtle jewelry for sale in town for the first time! Let's hope it isn't the beginning of bad behavior. The currents were quite tame during this visit. The divers have returned in droves. It's the busiest I've seen Cozumel since before the hurricane. Scuba Du is so accommodating in that they do try to avoid the crowds. Jose Luis recently received the "best dive guide" award in Cozumel from Jean Michel Cousteau. He is caring and sincere and very knowledgeable about the reef system. He is also an expert with the Go Pro so if there are problems they can be resolved. The boats are all newly refurbished and safe. For those that know Victor, his daughter was in a serious accident. Our gear was, however, meticulously cleaned after each day of diving. This service cannot be surpassed. Jorge, the owner, is very amenable and insures the experience with Scuba Du will be memorable. It was exciting in that our granddaughters partook in the "Bubble Maker" course. There are now 3 generations diving with Scuba Du. El Cantil is an ideal place to stay. Albert keeps the buildings in order. Scuba Du picks us up at the dock. The grocery store is across the street and the town is within walking distance. The infinity pool and grounds are well kept.
Websites Scuba Du   El Cantil

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most places it's warm
Closest Airport cozumel Getting There Houston-Cozumel

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 75-82°F / 24-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions In regular groups perhaps, but as we have so many years with Scuba Du, no.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments The only problem with so many repeated trips to Cozumel, the subject matter remains the same. I feel though that is true of most destinations. I ask myself at times how many perfect photos of a blue cleaner shrimp can I have?
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