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were buffet and quite good, but lacking in variety at breakfast. The meal plan wasn’t requisite, but only cost about $100 per person Extra for 8 days! $10 for a taxi ride (each way) into town to eat at a restaurant, so it was a great value, not to mention convenient after a day of diving! (flash@cozumel.to OR http://cozumel.to/scuba_dive/OR 011- 52-98-72-0570)

Flash’s Adventure, Cuesta del Sol Condominiums, February 2000, Dean Knudson, Golden Valley, MN. Vis: 120 ft. Water: 78-80 degrees. Dive restrictions enforced: 130 ft. maximum, use computer. Flash (Oswoldo) now has a strip mall office location near the large supermarket in town. His wife and web site (managed by her) were very helpful. We dove with him before, pleasant, relaxed, humorous attitude. He will pick you up at your condo by boat (within reason) if your group is large enough. Three people died in Cozumel Jan-Feb 2000 related to strong currents and a health condition. When the Harbormaster closes the harbor, think twice before going out anyway. Flash was very safe in this regard. His best boat is getting a bit old, but he’s a good value and very friendly fellow. (e-mail: flashadv@xaac.com, Website: www.xaac.com/flashadv)

Flash’s Adventure, Costa Club, August 2000, Doug and Paula French, Princeton, IN. Vis: 75-150 ft. Water: 80-82 degrees. Dive your computer. Our third time with Costa Club (formerly Fiesta Inn) and Flash’s Adventure. Costa Club staff very friendly and helpful. Flash: excellent

divemasters! Small, fast boats. Never more than 6 divers. We were the only 2 divers for 2 days. We pick the dive sites and dive our computer for more than an hour per dive. Almost com- plete freedom!

Marine Sports, Costa Club Hotel, July 2000, Richard Erickson. Vis 100- 150ft. Water 84 degrees. Took an Internet deal through applevacations.com and the package deal: airfare (charter, American TransAir), hotel (Costa Club) all meals and drinks was less than most round-trip airfares alone. ATA air was as good if not better than a major carrier. Apple Vacations had people on the ground to direct you to your transfer connections at Cancun and ground transfers at Cozumel. Costa Club (formerly Fiesta Inn) was about 3/4 of a mile south of San Miguel, within walking distance if you were in the mood but otherwise, a $5 cab ride to town. The restaurant “Prima’s” in San Miguel was incred- ible, the best lobster tail I’ve had. The hotel was large but uncrowded. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Very large pool. Hotel across the street from the beach where it had a nice sandy beach facility complete with daytime restaurant. Shoreline was rocky with steps to the water. Lots of fish around the docks and rocks. Marine Sports (ph: 987-2-50-62) maintains a shop, dive lockers and dock pickup at the hotel beach. Small, fast boats going to different dive spots each day. Divemasters lead the way but you were on your own to dawdle. Divers surfaced at their discretion. Since everyone dived computers, you

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