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Dive Review of Dive with Martin/Fiesta Americana Dive Resort in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel Island (Leeward side)

February, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Bob Sommerfeld, AZ, USA
Report Number 1574
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Sea of Cortez, Hawaii, USVI, Tahiti, Red Sea
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
74   to 76    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive was at Natural Underwater Park so knives, gloves and
"No-Touch" rule were applicable  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Alot of plankton/back scatter in photos so a side flash and/or removeable
flash are essential.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Dive with Martin was an enjoyable operation. $58.00 for 2 tank morning dive
with ALL equipment. Left dock at 7:45 AM & returned at 11:45 AM.
Bottled water & sliced cantalop provided between dives. Only 8 divers
on the boat. Dive Master asked Divers what sites they wanted to dive before
we departed the dock. Boat was small but fast (back-flip entry). First dive
was at Columbia Reef, 85-100 feet. Saw hawksbill turtle & great coral
swim throughs/canyons. Surface interval was spent on shore at San Francisco
Beach (toilets, chairs, gift shop). Second Dive was at Santa Rosa Shallow,
35-55 feet. Saw Spotted Ray and lots of fish life. Good spot for macro
Fiesta Americana Dive Resort was just "OK". Bed was hard as a
rock. Music from pool area was loud from 8AM to 9PM. Food was bland at
resterants. Buffet is "pushed/promoted" at every meal. Do
yourself a favor and DO NOT go "All-Inclusive". Go into town
($6-9 taxi ride) for some meals and/or eat at the Reef Resterant accross
the road. Order off the menu.
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