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Dive Review of Xtabay Divers/Reef Club in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Xtabay Divers/Reef Club, Jun, 2005,

by Jade Gibbon, CO, USA . Report 1776.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Honduras, Caymans, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 75 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max depths were set; were told to alert DM at 1000 psi then do safety stop at 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Not much setup on the boat and no photo facilities available for us at resort.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Reef Club resort is FAR from town so not for sightseers. Pay attention to the signs or you'll drive right past the road to get to the resort. The on-site dive store refused to rent us tanks or weights as we were not diving with them. Resort food was ok, we've had better. For the most part, the staff were not helpful or friendly so those who were really stood out. Bottom line- not worth our (or your) time.

Xtabay divers is run by Dario and he runs an excellent service. He found big fish and very tiny critters, too. We had a new diver with us and he was quite patient with her, but not to the expense of the rest of us. The boat was big enough for 7-8 divers plus Dario and the captain so far from being a cattle boat. We've dove with him before and have yet to be disappointed! Great experience and dive operation!
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