The Ultimate Dive Experience! Part Two.

A gorgousRock Hind on Palancar Horseshoe

A gorgous Rock Hind on Palancar Horseshoe

My favorite part of the Ultimate Dive Experience at the Occidental Allegro in Cozumel? The diving of course! Let’s turn the dives into Fab Photos Friday, and check out Pro-Dive Mexico!

The dive experience at Pro-Dive is friendly, efficient, and quick! Gear is placed in bins with your name on it, and when it is time to board, simply take your gear to the boat and put it together. They have both air and nitrox (no extra charge for Nitrox!), and a Nitrox Analyzer on board. All dive guides are fully certified Master Scuba Diver Trainers, Instructors, which is part of the safety standards for ProDive. I found the dive guide, Louis, from France, to be helpful and professional. Not to mention that I loved his accent. It didn’t take long to get organized and off we went to Palancar Horseshoe Reef.

Pro-Dive’s website is fantastic, giving you all kinds of information on Cozumel diving. Palancar Reefwas made famous by none other than Jacques Cousteau in the 1960s, and it is so large it has to be dived in sections.

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Gorgeous Lobster on Palancar Horseshoe Reef.

So pretty!

So pretty! The eyes are amazing.

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Balloonfish are very well camoflauged!

Since I was a lone diver I was buddied up with Martin, who turned out to be an excellent diver. It was a pleasure diving with him and the dive master.

An Arrow Crab...this little guy will fit in your palm.

An Arrow Crab…this little guy will fit in your palm.

Fleshy Coral

Fleshy Coral

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There are mountains of coral! A photo cannot capture the wonder of it.

The invasive Lionfish.

The invasive Lionfish.

After our first dive, we went to dive one of my favorite reefs…Francesa. Francesa Reef is full of life…you never know what you might find, and we found quite a bit!

Hawksbills are gorgeous

Hawksbills are gorgeous

Coming down from a breath

Coming down from a breath



A Banded Butterflyfish

A Banded Butterflyfish, a small but crucial fish on any reef…it is a cleaner fish.

Black Grouper

Black Grouper

Beautiful Green Sea Turtle with a gorgeous shell

Beautiful Green Sea Turtle with a gorgeous shell

The greatest finds on the dive were these two Porcupinefish! They are usually very shy, but obviously they are in love and weren’t going anywhere. At least, not during mating season!

The two of them were together, and would not be separated. So sweet!


The two of them were together, and would not be separated. So sweet!

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Look at this face!

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They are fascinating fish.

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Travels with Tam gives Pro-Dive Mexico two thumbs up for their professionalism, friendliness, and dive skill. From top to bottom, they are a smooth operation. (Plus, all Nitrox is free on both Cozumel and the Riveria Maya! No extra charge!)

If you are looking for a great dive vacation, be it with your family, your dive group, or just you, you can’t go wrong with the Ultimate Dive Experience at the Occidental Allegro in Cozumel. There is something for everyone!

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