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Dive Review of Scuba Pablo/Villa Yak a'lil in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Scuba Pablo/Villa Yak a'lil: "Good.", Nov, 2015,

by Bob Robertson, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8772.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments There were several of us staying in Villa Yak a'lil. It is a nice big 3 story house that is on the ocean and the southern end of the island away from town. It is perfect for family groups. Pablo picked us up on the beach next door, weather providing. We had several 'special needs' and Pablo handled them all with expert skills. He was very good at making sure we were all treated as well as expected. Between the dives he had water and fruit for us. During the dives he made sure that we saw things and would shine his flashlight to get our attention. The currents were slow to medium and not a problem. Several times Pablo went up with the beginner divers and let us stay down with the buoy until we were ready to come up. One of those dives we saw an Eagle Ray come over the reef. I was surprised that there weren't more soft corals, and was hoping that the colors would have been prettier. It was a 'big deal' when we found flamingo tongues on a fan coral, just because there weren't many of them. Overall the fish seemed larger than other places we've dove. The Gray Angelfish, French Angelfish and Parrot fishes were large. The highlight for me was the pipe fish. Pablo found it and I was surprised he saw it. So tiny! We saw nurse sharks free swimming most every day as well as Moray Eels and big lobsters. Electric Rays are abundant as well.Several times we saw large Turtles calmly eating while French Angel fish gathered around for the scraps. The last day we did a night dive and I saw 4 octopus. No current on the night dive. The only negative was the fact that Cozumel was hosting the Iron Man competition and when we were all trying to get to the airport it was a mess! Traffic stopped going north and south. We just gave ourselves plenty of time and had no trouble catching the flight home.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Michigan, Florida, Costa Rica, Dominica, Turks and Caicos, Galapagos, Bonaire, St. Kitts
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
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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