Reviewer: Ken Barkhuff
I believe the instructors name was Andrea? I’ve been home now for a couple of weeks. Regardless, I went with Aqua Safari at the Palace Hotel in Cozumel. Professional, smart, patient, easy to understand, knowledgeable with her trade and region, and so many other great characteristics. The dives were so fun and there was a ton of wildlife to see. She was so attentive, and really watched for our safety. She also did an amazing job pointing out fish we wouldn’t have seen ourselves. My family and I are going back to Cozumel and we will definitely be doing this excursion again. Overall, this excursion is more than worth it!
Reviewer: Dan Corey
This was an excellent experience for a first time SCUBA dive. Cozumel has some great coral reefs and this dive proved to be full of adventure. I'd suggest having some snorkeling practice prior to trying SCUBA for the first time. Breathing under water is more mental than physical. If you can conquer breathing through a snorkel, you'll do great!
Vanessa the instructor really made the experience great. She was very knowledgeable. She helped my girlfriend really enjoy the experience since my girlfriend was a little nervous about diving.
It is great to find a dive training shop when you are out of your home country that you can trust - this is one of those places. With PADI as the governing body over this shop you are confident that your safety is just as important as your experience. And dollar for dollar, well spent money and very reasonable. Greatest part is you get to see amazing fish and corral with very little effort.
I can't recommend this excursion enough. If you love swimming and want to explore the under water depths, you MUST do this! I think I might want to get certified now. It was so much fun! The guides were great and the equipment was top notch. I never once felt unsafe. I honestly have no complaints.
This was a great experience. There were 4 people in our group, myself, my husband, sister, and her husband. My sister had never been scuba diving before and had a hard time at the beginning, but our guide was amazing. He talked to her, did everything he could to make her feel comfortable and she ended up doing just fine! As we were going deeper in the water, I was experiencing trouble clearing my ears and the guide, again, kept checking on me and helped me. We brought an underwater camera and our guide would take pictures of us and anything we saw that was cool looking. Of course the best part was swiming witht he fishies! It was so fun and we saw a lot of different fish. This was a good company to work with and I felt safe and comfortable (kinda important when you're in a different country). I would use them again. And I felt the price was VERY reasonable!
Reviewer: Mace the Ace
Aqua Safari dive shop and my instructor, Gabriel, were both worth the price. I had no SCUBA experience, and for less than $100, I received instruction, equipment, practice in shallow water, and a 1-tank dive down to 30 feet in one of the top SCUBA places in the world! Total experience was about 4 hours. You can't beat that. The shop protected my personal belongings while I dived (very important since no lockers), and Gabriel was a great instructor- knowledgeable, patient, upbeat, friendly, you name it. My 1-tank dive lasted almost an hour, which is amazing for a novice, and was very exciting, filled with colorful reef and creatures including lobster, barracuda, squid, sting ray, parrot fish, many other types of fish, sea fans, coral, sea anemones, etc. Highly recommended for a beginner.