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

July, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Richard Masin, OR, USA
Report Number 2609
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Roatan, Thailand (Similan Islands, Koh Tao), Maui
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
84   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
700 PSI,  Most dives were 50 to 60 minutes.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
    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
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