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Aquatic Sports, February 2000, Gary Nagel (garydives@earthlink.net) Greenfield, WI. Vis: 75 to 100 feet. Water: 75 to 79 degrees, strong currents. Dive your own profile. Dive restrictions: 130 feet. (+52 9872- 0640; Fax +52 9872-0640)

Blue Bubble Divers, Bahia Hotel, December 1999, Dale Brenner (brenner@apk.net), Novelty, Ohio. Vis: 50 to 100 Feet. Water: 75 to 80 F, calm currents. Dive restrictions: Varied w/dive. Usually specified max depth and return w/700 lb. Blue Bubble Divers were tremendous. Maximum of six divers on very fast boats. Had a night dive with only 3 of us! At all times they were courteous and helpful and knowledgeable. The reefs of Cozumel are hard to beat! My wife and I have dived 60 tanks apiece there! The Bahia Hotel is clean and has a fridge and electric range along with two separate Queen beds. House keeping was excellent and the rooms themselves cleaner and in better condition than the more expensive Plaza Las Glorias. Food service is not available but it is in the center of town and restaurants of any price and quality east to find. The food was wonderful and inexpensive. One upscale location is Pepe’s (10% discount for Bahia guests) downtown where you can easily spend $50 per person if you care to. (You can get 2 filet mignon steaks for $28 also) They have a great wine cellar and AC in extremely gracious surroundings including a wine steward. Another fine choice is Prima “the best Italian Restaurant in all Mexico” (Frommers

98) The have homemade pastas and brick oven pizza El Guacamayo north of town by taxi is great! The food in marvelous and the ambiance great with entries from $8 to $22. (Their conch chowder and shish kabob are great!) La Choza, in town, is good with orange margaritas and flan. Ernesto’s downtown has $8 fajitas and you can sit and watch the tourists drinking con dos equis chilladas. Las Palmas has native lunches for about $3. Their chueleta ahumada (smoked pork chops-$6) is good! (Ph: 405- 878-8853, e-mail: blubub@aol.com)

Blue Bubble Divers, La Ceiba Hotel, January 2000, Aaron L. Wiltfong, Gunnison, CO. Vis: 60-150 ft. Water: 74-81 degrees. Dive restric- tions enforced: 100 ft. 750 psi or maximum times on tables. Water was cool! 3-8 ft. eagle rays and only one large fish. Punta Sir North to Paradise Reefs are showing a lot of wear and tear. Obvious deterioration of dive sites over the last three years. Large pelagics are occasional at best! $2 a day “park pass” goes to the govern- ment and not the Reef System! Blue Bubble is still great for small fast boats. Nitrox and large 100s are available. However, they do not go North or farther South then Maracaibo! However, Vickie will help you arrange for advanced diving. Crazy George is no longer with Blue Bubble and can be found at DIMI Divers. Geovonie is at the Sand Dollar! Elvis is a good D.M.. La Ceiba is a good dive resort and Del Mar Aquatics is still having problems even after they got rid of the old manager. If

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