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Sloeber

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Salty Endeavors does 2-tanks at 8am and 1:30pm daily. 4-tanks no problem.
 

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I have not dived Cozumel in years, but my practice always was to do 2-tank dives in the morning. My experience in an exception to that rule may interest you because we did 2 tanks in the afternoon in November, when you will be there.

Our problem was that bad weather had canceled our morning dives, and the port did not open until time for the afternoon dives. We did do two dives, but the second one was cut a bit short. Because it was so late, they took us directly to the marina and got taxis to take us back to our hotels. When we got off the boat, it was dark.
 

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I have not dived Cozumel in years, but my practice always was to do 2-tank dives in the morning. My experience in an exception to that rule may interest you because we did 2 tanks in the afternoon in November, when you will be there.

Our problem was that bad weather had canceled our morning dives, and the port did not open until time for the afternoon dives. We did do two dives, but the second one was cut a bit short. Because it was so late, they took us directly to the marina and got taxis to take us back to our hotels. When we got off the boat, it was dark.
Yeah, one thing to consider is that there are fewer daylight hours in the winter than in the summer. What would be a late afternoon dive in June is at best a twilight dive at the same clock time in December.
 

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Aldora.
4 a day is a bit extreme...
They'll want to check your skills, on day 1. Expect the check out dive, rightfully so. Call the shop with requests, before you even get there, so they can meet expectations. They have worked some great trips for me in the last 20+ years diving with them. You can always rent a boat, just takes Pesos or $$$. I've done that too.
Last count, Eight boats, last I dove with them...
I've done Four dives a day on occasion. Don a warm jacket (provided by Aldora) as soon as you get out of the water after every dive. Stay hydrated. Drink water! Then drink some more water.
Two tanks in the morning, then dive under the covers with the AC off, to get your core temps up for later dives. Get warm and nap/sleep between those dives. Drink water, then drink some more water. You will need a vacation from your vacation. Hurts so good to dive like that. Been there, done that. Take care of the DM's and Captains and they will take care of you.
Did I mention to drink water?
Have fun. I wish you happy boat(s) with good divers.
 

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@DivingChipmonk - If you are thinking that you may be returning to Coz as a frequent diver, you might want to consider exploring a couple dive shops. A week isn't really enough time to do this especially considering most shops will take you to limited sites on your 1st day diving to check-out your diving ability, regardless if you tell them you are a Master diver! But you could try a cattle boat from a southern resort for a short boat trip to reefs and do a 6-pack from town/marina with a longer boat ride but much more "personalized".

As you can see from the comments of Coz regulars everyone has pretty strong feelings that they dive with the "best" dive shop in Coz. Facts are, there are many fantastic dive operators in Coz. Chances are that you will become friends and a devoted client with who ever you choose (maybe not so much on cattle boats since they tend to change staff more frequently) and they will become the 'best' dive shop for you. I don't believe you will find a "LOB type experience" but you will find that the dive shops take great care of you and your equipment. There are many things about Cozumel that make it very addicting. Have Fun!

When you guys say the dives are "deep" what are you referring to? 80ft? 120ft?
First dive is typically 80' +/- 20', Second dive is typically 60' +/- 20'
 

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First dive is typically 80' +/- 20', Second dive is typically 60' +/- 20'
I would adjust that to 100' +/- 20' for the first dive, i.e. a max depth between 80 and 120 feet has been pretty typical for my first dives there.
 

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I would adjust that to 100' +/- 20' for the first dive, i.e. a max depth between 80 and 120 feet has been pretty typical for my first dives there.
For you, maybe, but I doubt that diving to over a hundred feet is typical of most Cozumel dive ops on most trips. At Punta Sur, sure, and Maracaibo, of course, but around 80' to 90' max on the first dive is what I have experienced much more often.
 
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