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Dive Review of caballito del caribe/Melia beach resort in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

caballito del caribe/Melia beach resort: "back to paradise diving in only 3-4 hours.", Oct, 2017,

by Bob Cottle, IL, US ( 2 reports). Report 9945.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Have dived with Luis' outfit since the early 1990's. never had a bad dive.Normally, he uses fast small boats(he owns a total of 7),typically six packs. But I don't ever remember going in one that was full. This last dive it was Mateo (his guide/instructor) and me. How is that for personal service? The prior one,I dove with Amanda (another of his guide/instructors) and the only other diver was a German gentleman who was retired and had his own Mexican guide who spoke pretty good german! And we were in a boat that could easely fit 15 divers.
As usual, the diving is drift diving (the best type in my book) and we saw quite the variety of underwater creatures, including some sharks,rays,turtles,huge lobsters (can't touch them-this is a protected marine park,unfortunately)as well as all the fish that you usually see in the Caribbean Sea. The price was very reasonable.
Stayed at the Melia beach resort(they include breakfast,lunch and dinner buffet which is very good) . I've been hiding this little diamond of a dive store for so long but felt that it was unfair to continue doing so.Just hope that next time I'm down there, I don't find he doesn't have room for me because all my fellow Undercurrent divers decided to go diving with them.Enjoy.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Mediterranean, South America, east coast & west coast of the US, many islands of the Caribbean, Mexico, most watering holes in the Midwest including Lake Michigan.
Closest Airport cozumel Getting There from Chicago to Dallas,Dallas to Cozumel.Coming back, Cozumel to Miami,Miami to Chicago.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Although I could have chosen how to dive, I told them, you go and I'll follow you. they were not uptight about depths at all.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments very helpful.
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