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I am trying to decide between Melia and El Coz.Which is better?

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Sam,

Thanks, I try to be as funny as I can and stay within the guidleines of the forum.

JKW,

I agree with you, Antonio sure seems the more professional of the two. Elvin is here mainly, I think to promote his business and knock down everyone elses dive shops.

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Thanks Vegas for the confirmation. BTW...just left your fair city last night and brought back some of the casinos money!! Woo hoo...

Vegas, if you have an opinion of where I should purchase or be looking for two snorkeling equipment pkgs, feel free to do so. I'm looking to go ahead and invest in good enough quality snorkeling equipment to last me for several years. This is my first trip to Coz and first attempt at snorkeling, but having been around this forum for months now, I'm convinced a yearly trip to Coz is quite possible.

Thanks! And thanks for your humor as well.

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JKW: I don't recommend you buy equipment online, for the sole reason that personal equipment must be tried on before purchasing, comfort and fit is everything. There is a place in town here called Pro-Dive that offers very competitive prices of many brand name manufacturers. I do not recommend you purchase mask & fins without trying them, I have many people at the shop that have done that often complaining that it just doesn't fit right. If you don't have a good place at home to try several types and brands at good prices, then wait until you're here and go to Pro Dive, this is located on Salas street, on the southern walkway of the main square.

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Thanks Antonio. I just started a new topic in this forum duplicating this request.

From what I've found in my internet searches, it appears a good set of fins, mask, dry-snorkel and booties should cost between $100 - $150. At the dive shop on the island you suggeted, does this sound reasonable? Many thanks!!

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I guess I got lucky, didn't know I was supposed to try it on. I just grabbed a mask and snorkel off the shelf at Wal Mart. Fits me just fine. I've been told I have that kind of face before. My fins I got in the Cayman Islands. I like the kind with a full foot, not just the strap.

Glad you got some of the casinos money, I get some every two weeks, after Uncle Sam takes his share. I'll be in San Anton in June for a cousins wedding. Our paths come close to crossing it seems.

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I think you can get a good set (mask/snk/fins) for less than 100, certainly for 100-150. Pro Dive is a direct dealer and really has good prices, specially when they're trying to get rid of older inventory. Another good place to shop for equipment here is the walmart-size supermarket Chedraui, they have a smaller selection, but cheap prices too. The main thing to look for in a mask is to make sure the skirt (soft part that goes on your face) is 100% silicone, low-grade pvc looks the same in a box, but feels very different, and also make sure the lens says Tempered Glass. Fins should be just a little loose, not so much that the heel slips out, but not tight and snug.

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Thanks so much Antonio. Do you know if Pro Dive - Coz has a website or email address? Many thanks again!

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I think everyone needs to stop making personal attacks and stick to the questions asked. If someone else has a difference of opinion on where to go or dive or fish etc. , then let them give thier own advice. It is all subjective anyways. Lets not get into personal attacks and calling others liars only becuase they do not agree with your own personal preference . Everyone has a right to be on this forum and just becuase someone has been on it longer or made more posts, does not give them more preference. There should be a policy on making personal attacks, but tripadvisor does not include this.

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This site has more drama than "Desperate Housewives"...

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