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Dive Review of living underwater/el cantil in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

living underwater/el cantil, Jun, 2007,

by john howard, MD, USA ( 1 report). Report 3419.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Living Underwater and Jeremy with his crew are the best dive operation I have seen. In fact I have not seen anyone else close to this operation. The boat is specifically designed for divers and brand new. It is slightly wider and he will only take a max of eight divers - we never dove with more than 6. Every design feature of the boat from the tank racks, to the non-slip surface, boat length shade with convenient storage nets is specifically built for divers. Jeremy is very flexible, but if you will let him handle your gear like a Four Seasons, he'll take it the night before your first dive, wash and assemble it each day so when you arrive on the boat you just need to have a fruit drink and roll in. Dives are deep and long at whatever site you desire including out of the way dives. He goes out early so your first dive is without a crowd. Only computer diving and being safe is the only rule and you are responsible, although he is around to help. Great in depth dive briefings. You go to beach clubs for a gas off in between dives, where pools, hot tubs and food are available. Jeremy is great underwater at finding small critters and out of the way corals. We also saw dolphins off Punta Sur. This is the best dive operation I've ever seen. We had dove for 10 years in Cozumel with another operation that we loved and I can't see ever diving with them again. Living Underwater has ruined 90% of other dive operations for us, because from the boat to the crew these guys make you feel like you are rediscovering diving service the way it should be. El Cantil is a little pricey, but the place to stay if you like to be near San Miguel for the food in the barrio and not tied down to an all inclusive, plus it is really luxurious, clean, with great service and spectacular view. Great for little kids.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving throughout the Carribean for 20 years
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Computer Diving - we dove as comfortably to the limits as we wanted both on depth and time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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