View Full Version : Hotel Cozumel / dive shop / questions
May 10th, 2012, 04:56 PM
i will be staying at Hotel Cozumel in august, and was wondering if i would need a plug converter for my battery charger. / laptop ect... that is are the wall outlets 2 prong us type or something that will require an adapter / converter....
and will the local (hotel) dive shop fill a 40cf stage bottle? or should i just request a spare 80.....
May 10th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Outlets are the same as in the USA, I always take a plug strip since most rooms don't have a lot of outlets. Just for convenience
Email Dive Paradise I'm they can get it filled but don't want to speak for them.
May 10th, 2012, 05:27 PM
Don't know re the fill but the wall outlets are OK for US stye plugs. If you have a few things to plug in you might want to take a power bar. I don't think they have their own fill station but they should be able to get your tank filled, but maybe not right away.
May 10th, 2012, 06:30 PM
I always carry a 110v adapter for 2 prong outlets for my 3 prong plug-ins including ground, but I don't remember ever having to use it. Their sockets will take the 3 prong plug-ins including ground - and a power strip helps, as said. As much water as divers are known to drip on floors, you really want things grounded...! :eek:
I always take my pony to my dive Op on arrival, early afternoon, as it has to go in with the afternoon tanks for overnight filling.
May 10th, 2012, 08:59 PM
Here's a photo of a standard room and going from memory I'm pretty sure there's an outlet on the wall behind the suitcase, and I know there's one behind where I'm standing plus the one you can see.
And here's a tight crop of the outlet in that photo.
May 11th, 2012, 12:03 PM
wow thanks, real photos too..... not my first time to coz but will be my first time staying for a week.....never thought to being a power strip..... thanks for that tip. hey are the room safes big enough to put a 17 wide laptop in or do the desk area there have a way to cable lock a laptop, or are the rooms secure enough to leave a unattended laptop in and not have it walk away......
May 11th, 2012, 12:09 PM
Room safe is not big enough for your laptop, but the rooms are secure.
May 11th, 2012, 12:10 PM
The tourist hotels may have three prong outlets but my experience is that most of Mexico uses two prong outlets. I would take an adapter just in case. I'd be curious to know if that third prong is actually wired up to a grounding loop or is just to make your plugs "fit". I wouldn't bet my life on the grounding protection.
May 11th, 2012, 12:25 PM
Yeah, that ground hole may be fake.
BTW, I don't take a power strip actually. Just an extension cord with 3 - 3 plug outlets.