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Dive Review of Scuba Life Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Palancar reef, Cozumel

Scuba Life Cozumel: "Scub LIfe Cozumel, best operation on the Palancar Reef", Nov, 2017,

by Eric Ohde, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10004 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments With over 160+ dive operators in Cozumel, picking one to dive with is a daunting task! I have dove with several and seen many more at the surface interval stops and Scuba Life Cozumel is the best operation in Cozumel by far!
They have 2 very comfortable fast boats and a very convenient office right in the new Marina. Their shop/office is in the North building away from the very busy area around the main launch ramp. Just go thru the roundabout and head towards the small 2 story building in front of the newest marina. They keep your gear for you each day, after rinsing it thoroughly and hanging in the back drying room of their office/storefront.
JP, Carlos and Captain Marcelo have built a fantastic reputation with all 5 star TripAdvisor ratings. They are very passionate about giving you a wonderful dive experience each and every dive. They provide dry towels to each diver, wonderful fresh fruit, snacks, water and Gatorade for your surface interval. Their boats are very nice, fast, well maintained, nice bimini, and plenty of dry storage for your gear. If you need rental gear they have ScubaPro regulators, Mare BCDs and nice masks and fins. Nitrox is available as well for an additional $8/tank.
Diving with Scuba Life Cozumel is a wonderful experience and the guys really know the best dive sites, where the cool critters reside and they spend lots of time with you identifying what you saw.
Booking with Scuba Life is easy as they are very prompt about responding to you via email or phone. JP and Carlos speak very good english, and are set up to accept payment with pesos, cash or credit card (for a small additional fee). You will need to request Nitrox the day before as well.
Give Scuba Life Cozumel a try on your next trip, and I am pretty darn sure you will use them every trip going forward!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Ft. Bragg, Monterey, Channel Islands, Catalina, La Paz, Maui, Cozumel, Mahahua, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Belize.
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Easy to fly into Cozumel, sometimes much cheaper to fly into Cancun and take the bus and ferry across to Cozumel.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-130 Ft/ 30-40 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't go below the DMs and come up for a safety stop at 700lbs. Recommend carrying a safety sausage and finger reel as mostly drift diving in Cozumel.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Each boat has a photo rinse tank, but recommend a soft case to protect your camera as the boats are fairly small. JP and Carlos are photographers as well and take great care to assist you find photo opportunities and are careful with your camera rig.
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