Posted by Barry on December 13, 2004 at 14:52:43:
In Reply to: Cozumel posted by JK on December 13, 2004 at 12:16:57:
I prefer the resorts in the "Southern Zone" of Cozumel...basically they are far removed from stinky El Centro (unless you like that sort of Tijuana-type atmosphere). They are also closer to all the dive spots, so less boat travel time. They also have more of that "Oasis in the middle of nowhere"-type flavor.
The Reef Club is the best value of all the Southern Zone resorts, IMHO. I didn't go with their in-house dive shop, however, so I can't vouch for them (Sand Dollar). I had heard really good things about Dive Paradise so I paid an extra $5/day to use them instead. If your party is 6 or smaller you can request one of their fast boats, which hold six divers max. I got really great, personal service with Dive Paradise on their little fast boats...it was great having only 5 other divers on board. I have talked to one person who had a bad experience with them, however...they did not get a fast boat and apparently didn't get good service. Sand Dollar certainly seemed competent enough, they just don't have the small boats.
But bottom line is I think Reef Club has the best value/comfort ratio of the bunch. I know 2 guys who go to Cozumel a lot and they will never stay anyplace else now.
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