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Dive Review of Cozumel Marine World Dive shop/Casa del Mar Hotel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Cozumel Marine World Dive shop/Casa del Mar Hotel: "Avoid THIS UNSAFE DIVE SHOP AT ALL COSTS Certified Auditor says", Jan, 2024,

by Garth Peterson, OH, US ( 2 reports). Report 12886.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Cozumel Marine World Dive Shop Cozumel , MX 12/30/23 -01/05/24 Clev. Area dive shop sponsored via Casa Del Mar Hotel

Nitrox was requested for dives in earlier months (We Arrived Sat. afternoon Dec. 30, 2023 by plane)

NO nitrox was available until DAY 4 (other outfits had it at the Same Dock much earlier in the week, including a boat labeled Clemente) and many of us were to use nitrox. (Endangered Us).

Another shop 100 yds. Down south (initials S.S) had no trouble getting nitrox cylinders as I personally interviewed them as a Certified Auditor and their rental Mares equipment was in good shape compared to our “junky looking equipment”.

My boat alone had at least 14 reliable witnesses I traveled with the whole week. (up to 30 plus) Request for rental gear schedule prices went unanswered even with weeks to respond by Mx.

__ The boat we were originally told we were to be on got reversed causing confusion. __

Rental BCD’s looked very worn out. (Mine had salt water in it). A Loose 3” coupler nut at minimum was part of the issue.

__ Cylinders and equip. should have been given us on Sat. (or even super early Sun.) to test dive in 15 ft. of water off the shore to preclude their lack of inspection and maintenance issues.

(Also for others to test their gear too after travel handling). __

No check out dives were done even though their sign says one must do so if not dived within a yr. or so.)

FINDING: Improper maintenance and inspection before issuing by the shop.

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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Australia, Coco Island Costa Rica, Red Sea, Tahiti, Indonesia, Komodo Island, all areas of Carribbean, Bonaire , Great white shark cage diving
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There The usual flights

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-90 Ft/ 18-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the group]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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