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Dive Review of Dive with martin/Sunscape sabor in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Dive with martin/Sunscape sabor: "Crowded diving", Dec, 2019,

by Thomas huggins, MO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 11381 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [None]Cozumel is crowded, nine cruise ships came in one day. On one dive when we came up from our dive you could see twenty four other dive boats. On second dive aleast two other dive groups came thu and groups became tangled, we came up with an extra diver. The authorityís have closed off most of dive areas to see if the corals are being effected by the diving, so less dive sites more divers. Still great diving , good vis. Easy dives, drifting. We went Dive with Martin because they furnace BCDís and refs. We used them before and were very pleased. This time their equipment was in need of up keep , each reg. had leaks, not just o rings but the gauges also leaked, one dive I had only 2500 lbs because my gauge was left on after being set up and it leaked out. Weights were put into pockets instead of using belts. Small groups on the boat, only eight divers on the boats, we did back rolls off the boat, actually liked it better than trudging tru the boot with Finns on. Our dive master was Jaun Carlos, and he did a very good job of keeping our group separated from the other interloaping dive groups. At one point we came up on three divers watching a shark and ell under a coral, we all took turns looking and left. Another dive group came up and surrounded the poor thing, they were still there when we left. We saw a spotted eagle ray probably four across being pursued by another group. Itís pretty crowded I hope they open up the rest soon.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecifiedcozumel, Curaçao , Bonaire, Bahamas , Puerto Rico , Hawaii , Honduras, Belize, Dominican Repudlic,
Closest Airport Coz Getting There STL to Miami to cozumel

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come up at 500 lbs.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Only one small bucket for cameras withe no tables to work on, it was a small boat, but it had twin 150s on it so it got us to our site before the others showed up.
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Dec 17, 2019 19:53 EST  
Yikes, leaky regs and you gave them 4 or 5 stars? I've traveling with all my own gear all over and I would freak if I got rental gear that leaked once, let alone everyone elses!
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