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Dive with martin, why so inexpensive?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by qwimjim, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    That's the only aspect I don't like about what I hear, but maybe that is negotiable? I like to leave my BC, fins, and pony with the Op, so I don't care if they're rinsed. I take my regs, masks, etc. back to the room for a long soak. Salt comes off easily, but the hardness of the water is like dissolved cement drying on seconds stages & lenses. :eek:
  2. TouchO'Gray

    TouchO'Gray Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Georgia
    Don, I'm a fan and patron of DWM and it's been my experience that they often pull up to the small pier south of Playa Palancar for their SIs, along with other boats. Certainly, it's dependent on the dive site (being near Palancar), so I don't know if it's "negotiable" as much as practical. That said, our SIs on the boat are always entertaining and include water and fruit. They rinse/dunk and store my dive gear each day during the week (or two) I'm with them. I thoroughly wash when I get home. And Orlando is the best DM on the island. :) Sayin'.
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  3. Rottekatz

    Rottekatz Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Monument, Colorado, United States
    Southern California - $120 - $140, 3 or 4 dives, your gear, includes air fills and good food. e.g. Hot freshly cooked breakfast, Grilled on the boat tri tip, or chicken for lunch and hot from the oven brownies with ice cream. Endless coffee and fresh water, Showers on boat, bunks below to rest on way out and back. One of the boats even has a fresh water hot tub. Yeah, I know, you need a 5-7 mm wetsuit as the temp is moderate from 52-72 degrees F. But, we have kelp beds, reefs, and lots of sea life.
  4. Rottekatz

    Rottekatz Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Monument, Colorado, United States
    Realized that this could be misleading. I meant that you dive with your gear. I don't know what it costs to rent as certification included rental gear and I purchased my own equip after cert.
  5. qwimjim

    qwimjim Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Canada
    yes and $30/person per night at hotel cozumel with breakfast (triple occupancy).. in a town where you can eat very well for $30/day that's $425 for 5 days of diving including rental gear, hotel and food. that's what it would cost me to dive in grand cayman for 5 days, not including rental gear, food, or hotel. i doubt there's a better value than cozumel for boat diving
  6. jbjclj

    jbjclj Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Oxnard, CA
    I second that as well. Dove with them on two occasions, two weeks last November, and two weeks in 2012. Great boat, fast, comfortable, spacious, excellent dive master (Servando). Office staff terrific and respond quickly to your inquiries or needs. Great pricing!
  7. SailNaked

    SailNaked Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: between 30° and 10°
    When I Dive with Martin, I always have the same DM, for the whole week, maybe if you want the same DM you could ask, and possibly tip well?

    did not want anyone getting the wrong idea.
    Fin59 likes this.
  8. bobfmdc

    bobfmdc Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Falls Church, VA
    Three months later Mala has not re-entered the discussion. Looks like a drive-by-shooter.
    PNW Dive Girl likes this.

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