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Dive Review of Tres Pelicanos/Park Royal Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Tres Pelicanos/Park Royal Cozumel: "Great Diving and a Fair Place to Stay in Cozumel", Aug, 2015,

by Dana Timaeus, TX, US ( 1 report). Report 8336.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Honduras, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Australia, Caymans (each of them), Bahamas
Closest Airport CZM Cozumel Getting There United from Houston, American from Dallas -- direct flights

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 65 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We were given common sense expectations of maximum depth and no limitation on time except our computers. There was no scolding for those who exceeded planned depth and no instance where we did anything foolish.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None] ... 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 3 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 4 stars
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Comments I booked the diving and flight direct with Tres Pelicanos and United Airlines. I tried to book the room directly with the hotel. I soon realized that the websites for Park Royal and variations of the name are owned by travel agents and booked a reasonably priced room through an agent in Florida.

We flew in on a Friday, July 31 and arrived coincident with another flight. The immigration desks were all operating and the trip through the airport and to the hotel, check in and settling in were smooth.

The hotel is large, intended to provide all inclusive accommodations,and well maintained. There are three pools, a bar at each pool, two other bars that are open most of the time, and burger and snack bars sufficient to meet between meal needs and to provide nourishment on your dive schedule even if you are lunching at an off restaurant time.

The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly. The beds are comfortable and the showers work well. The air conditioning is reportedly weak on the top floor and the hotel is less than generous in replacing dirty towels. Twice, we had to get towels from the lobby. When we were there, the resort had more Mexican tourists than any other nationality and there were more kids than divers tracking water into the buildings. The floors are tile in the rooms and hallways and the building, like most in Mexico, allows blowing rain into the common areas. There were a lot of slips and falls among the guests despite staff that was constantly on guard and quick to use their squeegees and towel mops.

There was plenty of food and most of the meals were good. The iced tea is not what you would want in a restaurant in the southern ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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