Let me start off by saying that this is a review of the dive center and not the hotel. That said since it is in the property here we go.
We arranged to dive the cenote Angelita. We arrived and filled out our forms, no one asked us for our certification, no one verified if we were advanced divers or anything like that.
The price was reasonable considering that it was only the three of us plus the DM.
The DM loaded the tanks on his truck and we were informed that instead of air it was an enriched air mix, and that we should leave our computers on air mode.
This raised some red flags so I asked the DM if I could borrow his analyzer, I analyzed the tanks and the mixes were a bit inconsistent. Either way we set our dive computers to the mix of the tank we got and went against the DM's recommendation erring on the side of caution.
Once we got to the dive site the DM realized that he did not bring a regulator for the one out of three that didn't have his personal gear, off he goes driving back to town because he didnt have a spare set either.
Once he got back one of the tanks was leaking, he did not have a set of hexagonal tools to remove the Yoke adapter. We scrambled asking the other DM's on site if they had tools, finally one did and we fixed the problem.
He gave us a good dive briefing that described the dive site in detail. We did our giant stride and our friend with the rental gear lost his weight belt "diver error 100%", so I gave him the 4 pounds I had with me and another DM gave him some of his.
We went down and the dive site did not disappoint, this was by far one of the best dives I have ever done. To keep things in perspective I am a dive professional from Belize that has been teaching diving since I was 19 and have logged over 9K dives, again if you are in the area YOU HAVE TO DO ANGELITA.
The divemaster that at first made me think twice, performed. This guy knew every nook and cranny of the cenote and gave a guided tour that was very impressive.
All in all my opinion is that I recommend this dive center and definitely recommend Angelita providing that the diver ensures that his DM does this.
Analyze the nitrox tanks together and set computer to correct percentage.
Bring a spare set of dive gear, tank included.
Bring a set of tools to remove yoke adapters and other small tasks.
Double check rental dive gear with the divers.
BEST OF ALL THE DIVEMASTER WAS TERRIFIC UNDERWATER, DEFINITELY MADE UP FOR HIS DEFICIENCIES AT THE SURFACE HENCE THE 4 STARS.
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