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Dive Review of Dive With Martin/Summer Place Inn in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Dive With Martin/Summer Place Inn, Apr, 2003,

by Jennifer, WI, USA . Report 438.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Ambergris Caye, Grand Turk, Lake Superior
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Must come up with 900 psi or at 40 minutes, 5 minute safety stop at 15-20 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments First I would like to say that the Summer Place Inn was a wonderful place to stay. It is a bed and breakfast. There was an open air kitchen out by the pool and the fridge was kept stocked with food for breakfast (or any time you wished). This included bacon, eggs, bread, pancake mix, cereal, muffins, juice, milk, fresh fruit, etc. You also had a small fridge in your room for your personal use. It is only a fewn blocks behind Plaza Las Glorias so is an easy walk to their pier for dive boat pick up. It is also close to Chedraui (like a Wall-Mart Supercenter).

Originally we had booked to dive with Living Underwater. I was really excited to dive with them, especially after reading the reviews published here. Well, I had it all arranged, and the first day we were to be picked up at the dock, they never showed up. We called after waiting an hour and were told it was our fault because we had not called them. When I explained we had an e-mail saying it was not necessary to call unless our plans changed the gentleman said he had stopped by the night before and we must have been out. We never got an apology. I asked for our deposit back and that was returned that day. We decided instead to dive with Dive with Martin - also another dive operation highly recommended by the chapbook. I was not impressed. Then would not let any dive go beyond 40 minutes before starting the ascent no matter how much air you had left. The third day the boat never picked us up because of a miscommunication on their part with their dive master. We did not have the same dive master for any of the day dives. On our night dive, the boat driver never showed up so instead of having two dive masters for our group of nine divers we had one. I did not feel that any of the dive masters made an effort to point out any creatures besides the obvious lobsters or grouper. We were told they would keep our gear and rinse it each night, but after the first day when it was obvious our gear had not been cleaned we took it with us. On talking to that days dive master he let us know he was not paid to clean our gear and it would be better if we took it with us. If we were to return to Cozumel I would choose a different dive operation to dive with.
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