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Dive Review of Scuba Life Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Palancar Reef System

Scuba Life Cozumel: "Fantastic Dive Operation in Cozumel", Nov, 2015,

by Eric Ohde, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8742.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Ft. Bragg, Monterey, Channel Islands, Catalina, La Paz, Maui, Cozumel, Mahahual.
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There easy in high season, a bit harder in summer. Fly to Cozumel in high season; low season go into Cancun & take the ADO bus to Playa then the ferry across.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 83 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 65 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your computer profile, safety stop at 700psi, go up with your buddy or someone else who is running low, the DMs will pair up. Recommend taking your own safety sausage and finger line. Very good briefings given each dive so you are well aware of the features and potential hazards of each site.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Both JP and Carlos are photographers and understand your needs and provide a good size camera bucket ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We have dove Cozumel 6 times in the past 4 years and have found our "go to" dive operators down there this year. JP and Carlos along with their Boat Captain, Marcelo run a first class operation. It is a very comfortable and fast boat, with dry decking to avoid slipping, plenty of actual dry storage above and in front along with a very well laid out boat for up to 12 divers. You can back roll off the sides or do a gian ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Eric Ohde in CA, US at Nov 29, 2015 15:23 EST  
I made one small mistake. The last paragraph I stated we will use Dive Life Cozumel and I meant to say Scuba Life Cozumel for our "go to" operator every trip to Cozumel we make down there. Eric Ohde
By Mrs. Kimberly Bade in SD, US at Dec 20, 2015 22:45 EST  
Where would you recommend staying?
By Eric Ohde in CA, US at Dec 21, 2015 00:48 EST  
Kim, Interesting question as we have stayed several places. We loved the Residencia Reef condos, 14 km S of town right on the water & Scuba Life will p/u on Secret's Resort dock next door, you will need a rental car or taxi to town. Have stayed at the Blue Angel Resort too, which is closer to town (2Km S) on the water too, but dive operation is not so good. And they will not allow Scuba Life to pick you up at the Blue Angel, so you need to catch a cab South to the Marina. Several hotels in town too are quite reasonable but all cab rides to the Marina also.
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