Trip Report Cozumel July 2012

 

Nancy and David went BACK to Cozumel, Mexico in July 2012.  We stayed at the Occidental Grand again.  To view our trip report from April 2012 click here.  That trip report will have many pictures of the resort.

This trip we did not take as many pictures for a couple of reasons.  1.  We'd seen the resort before and it looked just as marvelous as it did in April 2012.  2.  David got an ear infection on the 4th day there and therefore could not dive for the rest of the week.  (He's all better now)

Many of the dive shop personnel, restaurant personnel and other resort personnel remembered us from April.  Even the resort's head chef remembered us.  That was a nice touch.  It was like coming home again!

The Occidental Grand Resort (without our knowledge) upgraded us to the Royal Club.  The Royal Club has many very nice amenities that the deluxe rooms do not have.  Such as a private pool just for Royal Club guest, a private restaurant just for Royal Club guest and free Wi-Fi for each guest.  There are several little things which make the Royal Club unique and well worth the stay.

THANK YOU OCCIDENTAL GRAND FOR THE UPGRADE!!

 The resort is an AI (all inclusive) meaning everything, except diving, is included. The food, the room, the entertainment and all the alcoholic drinks are all included. The resort is huge and absolutely beautiful!

The diving was as good as it always was.  The current was a little faster than normal but, nothing that we couldn't handle.  We dove with a great outfit called DIVE PALANCAR.  They are extremely professional and a great dive operation to dive with. Dive Palancar has 4 planned dives per day. A deep dive at 9 am, a shallow dive at 10:30 am, a deep dive at 2 pm and a shallow dive at 3:30 pm.  Each dive lasts between 45 minutes to an hour.  We like the shallow dives so we did most of our dives at the 10:30 am and the 3:30 pm times.

 

Here are some pictures of the resort and a romantic dinner we had

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Here are a few of our diving pictures from July 2012

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Below, are the videos we took. Most are less than 60 seconds.

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Baby eel video   baby stingray video   turtle eating video
         
Dahlia dive site   Dive 3   Life on a corel head
         
Matt & Jolene   large stingray at safety stop   La Francesa dive site
         
cedral wall   turtles from wooden bridge   large eel

I posted a slide show of all our pictures and videos up on YouTube.  Click here to view it.