Scuba Club Cozumel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Scuba Club Cozumel
We booked a one week trip for 7 people to Scuba Club Cozumel in June 2003. Rooms were kept clean, most food seemed okay. But on our 4th day, 5 of us got food poisoning and couldn't dive for minimum 1 day. The 2 who went diving noted 75% of the regular divers were missing from the boat. The Club refused to allow us to apply credit for missed diving to later days. They suddenly didn't speak English too well when we complained. Definitely wouldn't return.
Love Scuba Club Cozumel
My boyfriend & I really like SCC after diving with them from 2/22-2/28.
I did not book the all inclusive package because I have never been to Cozumel before so I was worried about being ripped off. I was determined to check the place out first before paying for the all inclusive. Oh my gosh, I was totally wrong. The real thing is even better than the photos on the website. My boyfriend was so disappointed that we did not book with them. He was mad at me because I was the one who refused to book it. I have been to other nice resorts before but this place have it all together. It's truly "built by diver for divers". The place is so beautiful, cozy, and clean. All the little simple thing I want is within my reach after diving (except for a hot spa:-). The staff members are all great (from the security guard to the waiter to the dive masters). They make us feel like we are their friends and never tried to over charge us. Any thing/service they could provide for free, they did eventhough we are only their "dive guest".
After diving with them for 1 day, we refused to go anywhere else.
Eventhough we had to take a taxi there every day from my BB, we did not mind because we wanted to see our new found friends again. The night before we fly back we even went back to give them tip money and to say good bye. I remember turning around and saw the most incredible sunset with a sailboat passing by. I knew then that we will be coming back to SCC on my next vacation. It's not just us but every day, we see people leaving coming out to say goodbye to the staffs and other divers. We felt like we were among friends. We can't wait to go back. All other divers we talked to said the same thing. Keep up the good work you guys and we miss you already!
Can't wait to return!!
Having never traveled to Mexico and reading some of the reviews on this site I was very nervious about choosing a hotel site unseen. So glad we chose the Scuba Club. The only slightest complaint was that the weather rained for several days ,bad enough for one that the dive boat didn't even go out :-(,,but turned around to make the trip worthwhile.
Definately not a "5 star" hotel in the states but a great place.
Spotlesley clean,,flowers on the bed and bathroom vanity when we arrived. rooms are large sparceley furnished,,but ample and being all tile great for wet divers . Large bathroom, shower.Even had dexcenttowels with no funny odors either. No musty odors kin the rom.Beautiful ocean view, spacious balcony.We expected the no TV and no telephones.Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food plan did become a little boring,,but always 2 specials to choose from for lunch and dinner.If you do not like something on the menu they do their best to accomodate you. The on site dive operation was excellent and dive profile was always on target. Enjoyed the company of the other divers. Being that you stayed and dove and ate with these people was a delight.Met many other divers from across the country.Another plus is that there are no time share people on these premises. The tipping at the end of the stay policy caught us a little off guard so be sure to read the infomation package you get upon checking in. The scuba diving /snorkeling offshore provides some colorful marine life and was very restful on a calm day. Close enough to town for a 20 minute stroll. Like it is advertised,,a dive hotel by divers for divers. I will definately be returning to stay there.
Scuba Club on top again!!!
I didn't think we could have more fun after our first SCC trip in 2003 but 2004 was tops!! We've been in many resorts and Scuba Club has to be the best. The weather was perfect this year and so was the diving. We hit Palancar 3 times (one of the most famous reef systems in the world) much to our delite. The divemaster made sure that we all had excellent dives and the boat crew really helped those who had difficulties getting in and out. The food was even better this year and we found no reason to "eat out". You just can't beat the value! Thanks everyone and a special thanks to Sofia for being such a wonderful hostess. Chip and Michelle Homer
First Time Visitors
We stayed at Scuba Club for a week over New Year's 2004. This was our first trip to Mexico, and we had heard many varying reports of accomodations and diving, so we wanted to find out for ourselves. We found that Scuba Club was a perfect choice for us. The hotel is comfortable and clean, and the staff are very courteous and helpful.
The all-inclusive package was a great value. We liked staying where many of the folks we were diving with were staying, and we met some super folks from across the U.S. while there. Dive Cozumel runs a good operation. Their staff was also very helpful and professional. We did find two drawbacks: (1) the rooms are a bit spartan at Scuba Club, but then you can make a mess with your wet dive gear and not worry about doing any damage, and (2) things were a bit crowded at a couple of the dive sites during the week. Other than those two things, we'd rate the week highly. We definitely have Scuba Club on our "Need to do again" list.
Eric Britten, Anchorage, Alaska
Small, quiet, authentic, excellent diving
I have been returning here perhaps 30 times over the past 30 years. I love primarily the superior diving, competent guides, the small, quiet, efficeint,authentic hotel, dining rooms, shops, staff. I have stayed at larger, glitzier, Americanized hotels, but found the atmosphere less tranquil and less Mexican, and the diving not nearly as good. Scuba Club Cozumel has a fleet of 5 large luxury boats- to the 100-foot range with multiple levels, fast and efficient. (Many of the large hotels do not have an on-site dive facility, and use small outboard-type rented boats). This is a plaace for dedicated or hard-core divers, not the average tourist. I have dived over the world, and I do consider it world class. If one makes all the dives and also dives off the beach, the quiet pool or a book at an oceanside hammock is a tranquil use of leisure time. I did not miss TV- there is one in the restaurant-bar for football season or the news. No phone in room, but local and long-distance phone in lobby. My beverage bill is usually $10 per week- bottled water with lime and salt. If one felt the need for tequila, there is a little shop down the street where a bottle of good tequila is incredibly cheap. I have always considered this a place of magnificent diving and unparalled peacefullness. The Mexican-Yucatecan food-with lots of fresh fruits and wonderful vegetables, I find excellent also. I almost regret recommending it; it is perfect the way it is.
I stayed at Scuba Club with a small group during the second week of December, 2002. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms are spartan but mine was large with a nice balcony. The food was average and the price does not include drinks or tips, which if you follow the guidelines given to you by the hotel, will run around U.S. $150.00 for the week. I visited Cozumel the following January and stayed at another resort and used another dive operation. We went to the same sites but the dive masters at the second shop took us to better parts of the site plus during the surface interval the the second shop shop docked at southern beaches. I stayed for eight nights and my friend stayed for seven. I was charged for two nights at the single occupancy rate and nothing I could say would convince them this made no sense. I can't figure out why Scuba Club is rated one of the top dive resorts in the wrold. I will not return to Scuba Club.
Very Comfortable and Friendly and Cozy
I have stayed at the Galapago Inn twice for 7 days each time.
The employees and dive masters are very friendly and if you chose to inchlude meals with your room price you share dinner with your dive companions and can discuss the days dives. This makes the atmosphere much more friendly as you get to know everyone a little bit and not feel like you are among strangers after divning and dinning together. Rates have gone up though since I was last there.
Of course this is a place for divers and the diving is fantastic.
Excellent Dive Hotel/Dive Center
This was my first trip to Cozumel and I was very impressed with the service not only at the hotel, but the dive operation as well. The staff for both functions were extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. The dive sites selected for our group were varied and always interesting. The variety of sealife and the healt of the reefs was phenomenal. The resort made our group of 15 adults and children feel at home. The fact that there are no phones and no tv sets in the rooms was a plus for my wife and I, but it did raise eyebrows with the folks who had kids (electronic babysitters are important these days). I will be surely be going back to this wonderful spot as soon as my vacation fund is replenished.
Best Dive Destination
I've been to the Scuba Club Cozumel twice now in the last two years and their the best. If you want to be treated like family, this is the place. The food is excellent,staff friendly,and the diving is some of the best in the world.I would recommend them to not only beginners but also to long time divers too.
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Travel Blogs from Cozumel
... We went for a drive on the other side of the island (the east side, where waves are much stronger) and saw a few "beach places", but they were all closed. We kept driving and found a little bar on the beach, and the bartender was very friendly and welcoming. We got a caesar and a mojito (real style! He crushed the mint leave with a mortar and pestle and the drink was very green! He added about 6 ounces of rhum in my mojito!) We drank that ...
... but oh well. Since we were pretty hungry, we found another place, this time checking before ordering that they accepted cards.
And that was it. We came back to the room, took our daily siesta, woke up, ate, played cards, snacked, updated our journals, and went to bed.
Oh, and now it's Christmas. Still hard for me to wrap my head around since I was sweating , you but off today and we're not with family. But merry Christmas ...
... to experience the touristy stuff but my main priority is finding the stuff that isn't right in your face when you get off the boat. Take a back alley here and there ( I KNOW, I KNOW, SO NOT SAFE) it makes memories and some fine ones at that. We had a blast walking on the beaches, seeing the beautiful waters, exploring every crack there was to be explored in these beautiful places. ...
... fabulous having Andrea (with her extra hands) along with us. Such a huge help. We splurged for a horseback ride through the woods and on the beach. A bit cheesy, but super fun. They gave me a slow horse who just followed the path, which was great. Mel was happy they didn't look half dead. Time to head back to the ship. When we wake up we'll be in Belize. Ciao. (Picture to follow - connection too ...
Each venue had its own persona but they all shared a spirit of camaraderie and fun and excess. Margaritas on the East Side seem to be more potent that they are elsewhere. Shall we say that the ride home to The Epic was a raucus one, punctuated by a bouncing beachball and overly loud music. A good time was had by all including yours truly who appointed himself unofficial photographer for the group.