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Dive Review of Dive With Martin/Summer Place Inn in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

April, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Jennifer, WI, USA
Report Number 438
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Ambergris Caye, Grand Turk, Lake Superior
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Must come up with 900 psi or at 40 minutes, 5 minute safety stop at 15-20
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
3 stars    
First I would like to say that the Summer Place Inn was a wonderful place
to stay.  It is a bed and breakfast.  There was an open air kitchen out by
the pool and the fridge was kept stocked with food for breakfast (or any
time you wished).  This included bacon, eggs, bread, pancake mix, cereal,
muffins, juice, milk, fresh fruit, etc.  You also had a small fridge in
your room for your personal use.  It is only a fewn blocks behind Plaza Las
Glorias so is an easy walk to their pier for dive boat pick up.  It is also
close to Chedraui (like a Wall-Mart Supercenter).  

Originally we had booked to dive with Living Underwater.  I was really
excited to dive with them, especially after reading the reviews published
here.  Well, I had it all arranged, and the first day we were to be picked
up at the dock, they never showed up.  We called after waiting an hour and
were told it was our fault because we had not called them.  When I
explained we had an e-mail saying it was not necessary to call unless our
plans changed the gentleman said he had stopped by the night before and we
must have been out. We never got an apology.  I asked for our deposit back
and that was returned that day.  We decided instead to dive with Dive with
Martin - also another dive operation highly recommended by the chapbook.  I
was not impressed.  Then would not let any dive go beyond 40 minutes before
starting the ascent no matter how much air you had left.  The third day the
boat never picked us up because of a miscommunication on their part with
their dive master.  We did not have the same dive master for any of the day
dives.  On our night dive, the boat driver never showed up so instead of
having two dive masters for our group of nine divers we had one.  I did not
feel that any of the dive masters made an effort to point out any creatures
besides the obvious lobsters or grouper.  We were told they would keep our
gear and rinse it each night, but after the first day when it was obvious
our gear had not been cleaned we took it with us.  On talking to that days
dive master he let us know he was not paid to clean our gear and it would
be better if we took it with us.  If we were to return to Cozumel I would
choose a different dive operation to dive with.
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