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divemasters too eager to please. Watched a divemaster torture a puffer fish so that I, with the camera, can take pictures of this. Would go back to both dive ops, without reservation, except next time I’ll ask the divemas- ters to just point things out.

Dive Paradise, Costa Club, July 2000, Walt Walker, Marietta, GA. Vis: 100 to 150 Feet. Water: 80 to 82 F. Dive your own profile. Dive restrictions: General depth limit — time to correspond with depth. Diving with Dive Paradise for 10 plus years. The operation is well run and the owner (Apple) is very safety conscious and very responsive to customer concerns. Does a good job of handling beginning to experienced divers. Greatly prefer the small boats (max 6 divers) for getting there quicker and ease of ingress and egress. Costa Club was nice and clean with great pool, OK tennis court and a reasonable walk into town. Restaurants are good, reasonable, and plentiful.

Dive Paradise, Costa Club, July 2000, Thomas and Betty Hall, Myrtle Beach, SC. Vis: 60-100 ft. Water: 78-80 degrees. Dive restric- tions: 120 ft. deep. Diving continues to be very enjoyable for fish and coral. The restaurants in town are great. French Quarter just off the square was outstanding. Costa club shows definite signs of better housekeeping and attention to maintenance.

Dive Paradise, Costa Club Cozumel, August 2000, Bill and Martha Chapman, Alex City, AL. Vis: 150- 200 ft. Water: 83-84 degrees. Dive

restrictions: 80’, 30 min (1st dive). 2nd time w/ Dive Paradise. Excellent operation. “Tango” an outstanding dive boat w/large bow for sunning. Orlando and Naun are top flight divemasters. Went extra mile to show small critters, good swim throughs. Allowed three tanks on each trip. Night dive especially enjoyable.

Dive with Martin, Allegro, December 1999, George Knight, (floridaknights@mindspring.com), St. Petersburg, FL. Vis: 100+ ft. Water: 75 degrees. Dive with Martin in Cozumel is far superior to the best in Florida, at a comparable price ($45 for two tanks). Max of 8 divers per boat (with two dive masters) Roomy, if not pretty boats. Orlando as DM is calm, very attentive but non obtrusive. Very good with young, small and inexperienced divers. Great underwa- ter guide. Sets up gear well and reliably. Wonderful operation. (U.S.: 800-518-0932, Fax 972-288-2122; Mexico: +52 522-2610 or 281-859- 0700, Fax: +52 522-2610 or 281- 859-7720)

Dive with Martin, El Presidente Hotel, May 2000, Royce Mueller, Littleton, CO, Vis: 75-100 ft. Water: 78-82 degrees. Dive restrictions: 130’. Great experience with Dive with Martin. El Presidente was wonderful.

Dive with Martin, May 2000, Krystal Norberg (gabelong@rof.net), Basalt, CO. Vis: 80 to 120 Feet. Water: 80 to 85 F. Dive restrictions: depth and bottom time. Second trip to Cozumel. Currents were significantly less than

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