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Feedback on the Presidente/Scuba Du please.

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by cuddlefish, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. cuddlefish

    cuddlefish Barracuda

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    Interested in any feedback from those who have stayed at the Presidente. I'm looking at this resort in particular because the people I am going with really want to stay here. Any advice would be appreciated! Mahalo, Cuddlefish
     
  2. cicopo

    cicopo Loggerhead Turtle

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  3. PeterNBiddle

    PeterNBiddle Manta Ray

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    Here right now. 2nd time - its lovely.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Great White

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    You get what you pay for.

    What would you like to know?
     
  5. Ron Lee

    Ron Lee Loggerhead Turtle

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    In case you are unaware, you are not obligated to use the in-house dive op if you otherwise have a preference. Just have them pick you up at Presidente.

    Presidente is outside of my normal price range. If someone forced me to go to Cozumel to help with reducing diver deaths and missing divers...and they paid for my stay at the Presidente, I would smile with anticipation of staying there.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
  6. PeterNBiddle

    PeterNBiddle Manta Ray

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    Yep - we have Aldora picking us up for our first dive tomorrow at the hotel pier at 0745. Can't wait!

     
  7. Darol

    Darol ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I wouldn't use Scuba-Du, that way you'll never realize what a first class dive OP is like.
    Then you'll never know what you missed, and you can settle for pretty much any OP on the island.;)
     
  8. mstevens

    mstevens ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We always used to stay at the Presidente, but their price hikes and our need to get multiple rooms as our son got older led us to just go ahead and buy a house on the island.

    If price is not an issue, it would be my first choice of hotel. I particularly like the location, including the fact that it's at Paradise reef and I've seen some really nice stuff snorkeling right at the hotel.

    I've never dived with Scuba Du. As others note, there are several highly-regarded boutique operators who will pick you up at the Presidente pier and we've always used one of them.

    It used to be a very good idea to join the Intercontinental Hotel group's Ambassador Club. It seemed expensive at first glance, but you got a free night that in itself was worth significantly more than the membership (as long as you used it someplace like the Presidente and not a Holiday Inn) and free guaranteed room upgrades. Since we no longer stay at any hotel on the island, I don't know if that deal still exists. However, at our first stay, we got a lovely oceanfront suite for the price of their cheapest room, and one of our nights was free.
     
  9. Brules

    Brules Loggerhead Turtle

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    Antonio runs the shop for Scuba Du at the Presidente and he is a stand up guy from my dealings with him. I think they run a first class op and if I was staying there I would use them. If they sucked or had issues, the Presidente would boot them in a second.......top hotel has a top op.
     
  10. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Antonio is no longer employed there as of about a month ago I believe. Nice guy too.
     

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