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Dive Review of Scuba Du/Presidente Inter-Continental in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Scuba Du/Presidente Inter-Continental, Mar, 2003,

by Curt Marshall, GA, USA . Report 440.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our first family dive vacation. We were initiated to diving on a Royal Caribbean Cruise last year and were "certified" (PADI scuba diver) in Barbados. The entire family became open water certified during the next year. We have been told that Cozumel is a less than ideal place for our first dive trip because of the current and the complexity of the drift diving. In fact, we had a teriffic time. We found the Presidente all it was touted to notch in every way and the onsite dive operator' Scuba Du, was super. We opted for the "5 day 2 tank and a night dive' package. Scuba Du's service was tremendously convenient. Carlos took our gear after each dive, rinsed it and delivered it to the dock the next day. Beto, our divemaster was very personable and made sure we saw a great deal of sea life. I unfortunately sucked a little too much air and had to surface ahead of the crowd with my buddy. After I discovered I could request a 100 cu. ft. tank, things got a lot better. The dive boat was well equipped, clean and the crew very friendly and safety oriented. Ricardo helped with the gear and made sure the gas was on before we entered the water.

We thouroughly enjoyed renting a jeep and taking the afternoon to see the east side of the island. We stopped at Coconuts for lunch. Great stereo system powered by car batteries (no electricity on that side of Cozumel). My only regret about the entire trip was that it couldn't be longer. I will definitely go back and stay at the Presidente and dive with Scuba Du. But then as I stated earlier, this was our first trip. . . nothing to compare to.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Barbados
Destin Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-120 Ft/ 24-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth max of 80 ft. Time dependent on depth.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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