We recently visited Playa Uvas when our cruise ship docked in Cozumel for the day. I had signed up online for a resort course scuba dive while my wife opted for the guided snorkel tour. I have snorkeled on numerous occasions, but had never scuba dived before so this was definitely going to be a new experience.
When we arrived we were greeted by Carmen. My wife headed to the beach while I went to the dive shop. Luis was the dive master. I watched a short video put out by PADI on scuba diving, then Luis helped me get outfitted with my dive gear. After reviewing some basic safety rules, we headed to the beach where I received additional instruction from Luis. Following the instruction we proceeded to scuba dive just off shore in about 10-15 feet of water. It was amazing!! I saw a couple of moray eels and an octopus as well as numerous fish. When that dive was over we went back to the beach for a short break.
After the break we went out to the reef and did another dive, but this time it was on the reef in approximately 40 feet of water. Again, the variety of fish and coral was incredible!
Luis was an excellent instructor. His english is excellent. He was always in close proximity to me during the dives. He has been diving for 18 years and mentioned that he had over 7000 dives under his belt. I never felt like I was in danger.
While I was doing the scuba diving, my wife was enjoying herself with the guided snorkel tour and a relaxing massage on the beach. She also thoroughly enjoyed her time there. After all of the activities were done we were able to enjoy a fantastic meal of chicken and fish fajitas followed by a couple of margaritas and a few Dos Equis.
We really enjoyed our time at Playa Uvas and would not hesitate to go back. It was fun, relaxing and what I considered to be a good value.
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