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Dive Review of Dive with Cristina in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Linda Shore, DC, USA
Report Number 2433
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, San Salvador, Key West, Maui, Bermuda
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
This is the dive that wasn't.  We had booked a dive with Cristina to
coordinate with our cruise ship's schedule.  As of the date we left, we
were the only ones booked that day.  Despite our best efforts, we were 45
minutes later than we had expected due to difficulties docking in Cozumel. 
Unfortunately, Cristina had not told us that she would leave at a
particular time, so we arranged for babysitting, were the first people off
the ship, and made it to the marina (a $15 ride away) only to discover that
she had left with other divers 15 minutes earlier.  The marina operator
called to Cristina's boat, who said that they would come back for us and
would be there in 10 minutes, so we let our cab go.  Several minutes later,
they called the marina to report that they wouldn't return for us after
all.  We ended up stranded in a remote marina, loaded with dive gear, for
quite some time while we tried to get a cab to return us to our ship. 
Moral of the story:  cruisers should not try to book with Cristina!
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