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Dive Review of Wayne Whittier/Private Villa 4days/Hot. Cozumel 3 in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Wayne Whittier/Private Villa 4days/Hot. Cozumel 3, Dec, 2005,

by WAYNE & BECKIE WHITTIER, Texas, USA . Report 2330.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Belize, Roatan, Florida Keys, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 85 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Basic rules of safe diving. Proper saftey stops,etc.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Almost everyone carried cameras of some description or another. A larger rinse vessel would have been nice. Crew was very accomodating at getting you your gear timely after your back roll into the water,

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Having arrived only 5-6 weeks after Wilma had pounded Cozumel for some 51 hours straight, we were a bit uneasy as to what we were going to find. Since nearly all hotels were closed due to damage, Cozumel Vacation Rentals found us a wonderful villa within walking distance of San Miguel Square. The locals were working 24/7 rebuilding their homes and city. The progress that had been made in such a short time is a testament to the work ethic and spirit of the people of this island. This was our maiden voyage with dive operators Liquid Blue Divers owned by Roberto and Michaela. After a week with them, we will NEVER dive with anyone else in Cozumel again. Their attention to detail is first class; rinsing and cleaning your gear nightly, towels and jackets on the boat, intervals at a beach restaurant and providing 120cf steel tanks that allow longer bottom times at deeper depths than most other dive operations. We were always the first boat to the dive site each morning, giving Roberto the opportunity to point out numerous creature sightings that would hide once all the other boats would arrive. Under water geography has changed some due to the hurricane and some of corals on the formations will take some time to heal. The wildlife was returning and the diving was STILL WONDERFUL. One could not help leaving with a sense that although Mother Nature had left her mark on Cozumel, the wonderful local people would have it back even better than before soon. We are going again in October !
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