In operation since 1984, this small diving operation (NAUI, PADI and IANTD certified) offers courses for beginners and ... More
Blue Angel Dive Shop
In operation since 1984, this small diving operation (NAUI, PADI and IANTD certified) offers courses for beginners and advanced divers. Three two-tank dives leave daily at 8a, 10a and 1:30p. Night dives and cenote (sinkhole) dives are also available and the naturalist on staff can answer any of your questions about the marine life you may see. All dives are restricted to six or less divers. Excellent dive packages are offered in conjunction with the Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel . Call or e-mail for package details.
My daughter and I did a Discover Diving - non certified diving and it was wonderful. Instructor was wonderful and very patient with me. If I ever get to return I plan to stay at Blue Angel the whole time.
I booked a two tank dive package at Blue Angel Dive Shop. I started to wonder about the quality of Blue Angel when we were given just the barest of pre-dive briefings when we arrived at the first dive site. The Dive Leader, who said his name was Jose, went over dive depth, approximate times, and surfacing procedure. He did not mention air pressures, dive signs, the fact that there is a strong current on the site, or any emergency procedures. He did not make any attempt to pair up the divers in the group, which for the others on the boat was of little concern as they were already together. I turned on the valve on my tank, and the gauge showed 2300 psi. Whenever I dived anywhere, I got a tank that had 3000 psi to start with. We got in the water and descended together, moving along the bottom in the strong current. The group became strung out over the reef, and there was no effort by Jose to keep the group together. I noticed that I was getting some small amount of water in my first stage regulator that I had to repeatedly clear. We were at approximately 65 when I exhaled into my mouthpiece, and when I inhaled, I got only water. I took out the regulator, and the face plate and diaphragm had completely FALLEN OFF! I switched over to the alternate regulator on my rental gear which worked properly. I was near no other diver from our group, and I did not even see Jose. After about 10 minutes, my air was low, so I surfaced by myself after a 3 minute stop at 15 feet. I was picked up by the boat, and I showed my regulator to the guy driving it (I never got his name). He just shook his head. When the rest of the divers and Jose got back in the boat, I showed him the rental regulator. He didn’t say much of anything, but he told me I could use his gear for the second dive. The other divers on the boat ha never seen a regulator do that before, and neither had I.
Our second dive was in shallower water, and I had Jose’s regulator hooked up to my rig. When I turned on the air, it was again about 2400 psi. We dove along a shallow reef and adjacent sandy area in about 45-50 feet of water. We again got spread out in a strong current after the barest of dive briefings. As my air pressure got down to 700 psi, I showed Jose, who signaled to me that we would continue upward along the reef, that is, towards the surface. We did this for a while, but my air was reading below 500 psi when we started to surface. We did our decompression stop at 15 feet for 3 minutes. With about a minute to go, I noticed that it was increasingly difficult to draw air from my regulator. My gauge read 300 psi, so there should have been no problem. A few breaths later, the regulator packed in; there was no more air. I made a swimming ascent. When I got to the surface, I manually inflated my buoyancy compensator. I tried to breathe at the surface on my regulator. The tank was BONE DRY and the pressure gauge read 300 psi. This was Jose’s gear!
I was certified in 1980 and hold an Advanced Open Water Certification. I’ve been diving here at home and all over the world. Never in all of my time have I breathed a tank completely empty or had a regulator fall apart on a dive. Either of these issues could have ended up in my injury or death. In both cases, I was basically fending for myself.
I love Blue Angel! Fast boats or big boats they have them both. Great dive masters, instructors and boat captains. Rinse tanks, gear storage, hangers, shower.
And I stay at the Caribe Blu right on premises. Simple but comfortable rooms. Great, if simple, restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Great way to hang out with your fellow divers. Walking distance to town. Shore diving out front.
Its a great combo. The only place I stay. I just have to find dinner.
And the people are the friendliest you'll meet.
I have no complained about their dive masters, they're very experience.
But, if you're expecting to have a relax dive atmosphere with nice dive boat ride, transportation between the dive shop and hotel, nice food on boat, and diving equipments left behind to the shop for next day dive then you better find other places because Blue Angle not able to accommodate all of these.
We just snorkeled off the shore - we stayed at the hotel next to the dive shop and all the staff we observed were very nice - Alex, the lady who was there during our stay was very helpful. She said 'swim out to where you see the palapa(sp) roof and you will be at a beautiful spot'. We were!! There are steps leading down from the boulevard and if you look the cruise ships put out a walk way made of sand bags which makes entrance there a breeze...if we go again to Cozumel we will scuba with these people. They all seem to love their job and we watched them for 7 days taking people out 3 to 4 times a day - have fun!!
they have very good staff and are a good deal on price i have dove with them and other shops and boats if you are not getting a privet boat (that can be pricey) then go with blue angle you cant go wrong i have been to cozumel over 10 times and they have been the best
johnson city texas
After many trips to Cozumel, we found and dived with Servando at Blue Angel. By far the best divemaster and diveshop I've dived with, not only in Cozumel, but anywhere.
I've got a large group (15 divers) heading back to Cozumel next week. We've kept in touch with Servando over email and he's been very helpful and eager to accomidate us once again.
You won't find a dive shop to beat Blue Angel.
We have dived with Blue Angel once or twice each year for 4 years. Can't imagine diving with anyone else. They always find something new and special for us to enjoy.
It is like going to a second home now.
I just got done diving with these guys. They are the best in the area. They are friendly, knowledgable and have your safety and enjoyment as their first priorities. They bent over backwards to provide me with the dive experiences I wanted. Their dive masters are first class, their boats are swift, and the price is right. What else need be said? I'll be back!
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