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Cozumel as a single diver questions

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by sagesign, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Same with a southern AI. Minutes from the dive site , get dropped off, pick up a drink on the way to the room, shower and food steps away.
  2. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Perth West Aust.

    Misool? Gangga Island Resort and Spa? Siladen Resort and Spa....just a couple of others that quickly spring to mind.
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  3. Mossman

    Mossman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SoCal
    All that walking back and forth, pfft!

    On a liveaboard, you're under the shower as soon as you get your gear off your back and the hot snacks are being handed out on the dive deck. That's called a surface interval.

    The euro-influenced boats will save the hot breakfast for after the first dive of the day - you place your order before the dive and your made-to-order breakfast is served as soon as you've showered and sat down. Lunch is ready as soon as you're done with the second dive, after which you gear up and get back in the water. American boats will serve the full breakfast before the first dive, have snacks before first and second, then lunch. In either case, you're eating snacks after the third dive, before gearing up for the fourth. And then, depending on the boat, you eat dinner before or after the night dive. You can do all this without ever going into your stateroom.

    I do like the convenience of a dive-friendly AI or dive resort, but there's still no comparison of convenience to a liveaboard. Diving can be tiring, even on nitrox. Diving 4-5 dives a day can be exhausting. Eliminating wasted effort is key to doing 24 or more dives in six days.
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  4. dmoore19

    dmoore19 Denizen of the PUB ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Frozen He**, Stay Away!
    +1 ^^^^^^^^^^
  5. Mossman

    Mossman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SoCal
    Thanks, Wingy. I knew there plenty more in Indonesia I couldn't remember off hand. I met Hanne at a dive show a few years ago and was treated to a very nice slideshow of Gangga, and have looked into Misool and Siladen before. Villa Markisa is another on my list, though at this point Malaysia is on my radar as I'm thinking about combining a trip with a non-diving "friend" to include orangutans in Borneo and diving in Mabul/Sipadan, trying to figure out the best place to stay where she can be occupied while I'm underwater for a few days.
  6. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel & Pennsylvania
    Moss running:


    To get on his favorite liveaboard:


    I guess I will settle for feeling rich when I upgrade my tequila from rail.....
  7. Mossman

    Mossman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SoCal
    Don't worry, there are plenty out there that envy your vacation lifestyle as much or more than you envy mine :wink:
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  8. mstevens

    mstevens Toadfish. Splendid is implied but not guaranteed. ScubaBoard Supporter

    Says the guy with a sweet condo on the island.
    kixy1, Mossman, Basscat and 2 others like this.
  9. curamax

    curamax Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: México
    for cozumel , the advice from djdiverdan its great.

    The dive with bullsharks in playa its great, your best option in my opinion its phantom divers, Scuba dive: Riviera Maya. PADI Diving center Playa del Carmen
    check my 28sec video : TUBURON GG BULL SHARK PLAYA DEL CARMEN - YouTube

    is a ferry cozumel-playa-cozumel almost every hour so you dont have to buy the ferry in advance
    México Waterjets - Fery Cozumel-Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen Ferry-Cozumel

    you could stay one nigth in playa and also dive the cenotes , I suggest : dos ojos, angelita or chac mool.
  10. mediumone

    mediumone Contributor

    The best there is on the mainland for chummers. Positively stand-up guys.:banghead:

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