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Dive Review of The Dive Shop/Fiesta Americana in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

The Dive Shop/Fiesta Americana, Mar, 2005,

by Jeffrey O"Brien, Co, USA . Report 1814.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cancun, Akumal, Florida Keys, Local Lakes
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Sometimes 45 minutes max other times by guages 500lbs. minimum
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Used Sony P100 no external flash for first time and had pretty good suscees with piture turn out. Housing almost impossible to find for older camera.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Second time at the Fiesta Americana on all-inclusive package. Always treated very well by staff and the dive shop has done an exceptional job of taking care of our group each time. We had our own boat and same crew each day. Dive Master was good in the water about pointing out things, but stayed with crew topside when out of the water. The 2004 Dive Master was much more friendly.
Cozumel is Cozumel for visibility and lots of corals and fish to look at. Water seemed cooler this year than last and less large fish.
Beach diving great for observing critters without having to go far (<500') or deep (15') A lot to see for snorklers too!
Rooms not very diver friendly in setup, but clean and well maintained.
Food good for where your at (Mexico)and plentiful.
Entertainment lacking, but we're not there to be pampered.
Definitely would go back again!
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