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Dive Review of Sea Robin Cozumel/Fiesta Americana Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

August, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Karen Driskill, Ca, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 3477
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
California, Riveria Maya, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
120 ft depth limit, mandatory safety stop  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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  
Camera bucket on the boat
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Sea Robin Cozumel promotes themselves as a premier scuba diving company in
the heavily saturated dive op destination of Cozumel, Mexico. We first met
one of the owners and dive master (DM), Eduardo Canche at the 2007 Long
Beach Scuba show. We have dove Cozumel 4 times over the past 3 years with
other wonderful dive operators.  After meeting the owner, Eduardo, and
talking to Allen, we decided to take a chance with the new guy. FYI, there
were 5 divers in our group, 2 were DMs, 2 were AOW, and 1 was a beginner. 
Reservations: A simple process via email and local telephone calls. Allen
Martin, the other owner, plans on updating the website soon to include
additional lodging packages, customer reviews, and other assorted
information the Sea Robin Cozumel team and/or customers should find
Boat: The Ballena, capable of holding 12 divers, is a small, fast, covered
boat outfitted with all the standard emergency equipment, radio, and GPS.
Most days we had only 5 divers on the boat, with the exception of one day
when we arranged for 2 friends to come along.  Dives are started in the
back roll position but one of our divers (due to back issues) required a in
the water set up which was no problem for the outstanding Captain Choco and
DM Eduardo. Cold water and snacks are provided for each surface interval
(SI). The crew is very customer oriented even asking us if there were any
snacks, in particular, we wanted for the next day (for you snack people). 
Yet, the better news is that ample wet and dry storage is available so that
the towel you need for drying off stays dry. SI locations are chosen with
the divers input.  Our locations were diverse including a deserted beach,
a dock, kicking back on the boat or snorkeling around looking for the
ubiquitous starfish or the elusive black tip shark near the south end
Crew: As noted Choco, Eduardo, and Allen are all first rate.   Eduardos
knowledge of both on and off the map dive sites insured each dive was a
great experience.  He was also very vigilant of the beginner diver in our
group, which was a great comfort to his mom.
Gear: We brought our own gear but rental gear is available upon request.
Customer Service: Allen wanted to meet us on the day of our arrival at our
hotel and pick up our gear but we convinced him that we would schlep it
down to the dock in the morning. The first day we hauled our gear to the
boat, after that we did not have to touch or clean it for the entire trip.
Each morning, afternoon, and/or evening the boat would pull up (at our
specified time) with all our gear clean, dry, and setup for our next dive
adventure. Forgive the term but we call this Gucci Diving. Pretty much
all we brought was a dry towel and cameras. We picked the dive sites daily
and were able to dive our computers. Steel tanks were provided for the two
big guys, the rest of us dove aluminum 80s.  As a bonus, we also crossed
the channel for a Tortuga Reef dive. Sea Robin Cozumel ended our dive
vacation by cleaning, drying, and delivering our dive gear back to hotel
the next day-now that is true customer service!  Moreover, in case you are
wondering, yes, it was very clean.
Considering the level of service we received from Sea Robin Cozumel I have
to say they are quite a bargain, and if our experience with them is
typical, they will truly exemplify their motto of being a premier scuba
diving company in Cozumel.  If you like small fast boats, and personal
attention, we highly recommend this dive operator. They will certainly see
us on their boat again. 
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