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Dive Review of Dive with Martin/Casa del Mar in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Dive with Martin/Casa del Mar: "Another Fabulous Week", Dec, 2018,

by Kim Trethewey, NB, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 10792.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our third annual trip with Dive with Martin. Consistent with our past experiences everything was perfect. Having booked in advance, our nine-diver crew was expected and all logistics were in order. On arrival in Cozumel a simple phone call confirmed the first day’s pick up at our hotel pier.

Whether for early morning, afternoon or night dives the boat was always on time, and the equipment was ready. The equipment was in good order, but when one reg was breathing wet it was swapped out.

Our group included a Divemaster, a Rescue Diver and new divers. Under the care of Jorge everyone enjoyed fabulous and safe dives. Whenever a couple of additional divers joined the boat Dive with Martin added a second Divemaster (Lucio and Pedro).

Thirteen dives, including a night dive, were all well-briefed after consultation on our interests and preferences. While we elected to surface as a group at the first low-air, we were given the option to surface as buddy teams.

The dives were excellent, with options for deep, calm wall dives to shallow well-lit reef top excursions. We could count on seeing turtles, an occasional shark, eels, rays, lobster and lots of colourful reef life. Every dive was a drift, with the variable being current speed. Some were mild, and others fast moving.

The boats are clean, comfortable and well maintained. The Divemasters have decades of experience, are thorough, patient, helpful and delightful to be around.

All in all, I highly recommend Dive with Martin.
Websites Dive with Martin   Casa del Mar

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, East Timor, Nassau, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman, Philippines
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Easy access, direct flights from USA and Canada

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 28-28°C / 82-82°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-30 M / 33-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth, time, grouping
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments While this particular week did not focus on UWP, and currents at times hampered a critter-search, there were good opportunities to pause for a turtle, shark, lobster, etc. The shallow reef-top dives provided lots of light and colour..
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