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Finding a (Best) Dive Op in Cozumel

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by jonhall, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. loady

    loady Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Diego CA
    121
    12
    Dive with Martin is $65 per two tanks tax included plus $4.50 per day “marine park fee”. they actually provided the wristband every day unlike the other op I used. No idea if that fee does anything for the reefs health.
     
  2. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    11,176
    4,338
    Something I have seen/heard of is the bracelets being held by the the boat until/unless audits are being done.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,619
    5,670
    No, that's a typical government abuse as seen in the US as well. It goes to the feds who dole out a small budget to the park.
     
  4. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    3,876
    2,755
    How much more for Nitrox? And 110 or 100 tanks?
     
  5. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel & Pennsylvania
    6,489
    3,440
    She never takes more than 8, but I believe she is permitted for 10. And one L in Alison.
     
  6. jonhall

    jonhall Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    1,248
    673
    Although their website looks a little updated, it still shows that a 2 tank is $110 and the price doesn't drop to $65 until you hit 5 + days of diving with them.

    Did you pay $65 for just one day of diving of did you dive multiple days to get that price?
    Were they still adding a $15 Covid surcharge to any dive package?
    Can you clear up if tax is added into the price of a dive or not?

    DWM website still shows $12 for a 80cf nitrox tank; 100cf tanks are available for $4.
     
  7. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Cozumel, MX
    7,216
    4,667
    I cannot edit the post because time has passed, but I would like to make a public apology and correction to Scuba Life. They have in fact obtained permits for their second boat Alana.
     
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  8. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
    4,517
    5,467
    I believe the boat Julio Kin got from Papa Hogs is permitted (although needs some TLC), currently under repairs and he has been renting permitted boats.
     
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  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,619
    5,670
    You can ask a Mod.
     
  10. jonhall

    jonhall Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    1,248
    673
    Below is the updated spreadsheet of Coz dive ops. Included an op and rearranged a few things. Included a row for "Dive length - dives plan/comes up with group" but only have a few of those filled in, so anyone with some knowledge about that or anything else, please let me know.
     

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