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Dive Review of Dive with Martin/Reef Club in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Dive with Martin/Reef Club, Jul, 2006,

by Richard Masin, OR, USA . Report 2609.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Thailand (Similan Islands, Koh Tao), Maui
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 84 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 700 PSI, Most dives were 50 to 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Stayed at the Reef Club since I was with Non Divers. My kids absolutely loved it. The food was fair but plentiful and the rates were reasonable. I would prefer to be in or nearer to town but for a family vacation, it worked well. My son and I did our diving with Dive with Martin. $250 for 5 days of two Tank Diving per person, plus a free night dive and a video.The service was great, the DM's were informative, the Boats were fast, though some did not have canopies and the Boat picked us up on time at the Reef Club. Highly recommend this operation. Always asked us where we wanted to dive and though we didn't dive our computers, we blew lots of bubbles. We had to wade out to the boat because the Reef Club would not allow them to use their Dock.
The Marine Life was more than I've ever seen in Coz, Nurse Sharks on almost every dive, lots of Turtles, large Green Morays, an occassional spotted Ray, Groupers and a slew of Reef fish despite the Sand covered Corals. The soft Corals are non-existent thanks to Hurricane Wilma, and the Sand which is being moved out by the ever present currents (gotta love the drift diving)is slowly exposing the remainder of the reefs. It's going to take some time, however the diving was still spectacular. The deeper dives were in better shape but the critters were all over, sand or no sand. Lots of new swim-thrus.
Also did some diving in Akumal with Akumal Adventures. Not nearly as good an operation as Dive with Martin and more expensive ($37 p/dive). Had to carry our tanks to the boat over a rocky beach, that chewed up your feet, then returned to the shop for 2 hours between dives. The diving was decent and the DM's were friendly and good at pointing things out. Lots of Turtles (Hawksbills, Loggerheads and Green) and more Rays (Southern and Spotted) then I've ever seen before but it's not Cozumel.
To summarize; Diving in Cozumel was fantastic. True, the shallower dives are covered with sand, but the abundance of marine life made up for it.
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