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“Family Diving” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Opal's Dream

Opal's Dream
Caleta Marina, Cozumel 77600, Mexico | Downtown, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 987 105 3371
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Owner description: In Cozumel Mexico.Opal's Dream Dive Shop. We are still the same small personal shop with a old school feel. Only the name has changed. We use small, fast boats and have great prices! We've changed our location to downtown 95 Av. Between 4th & 6th north. Remember, it's Opals Dream Dive Shop. We offer a nice family feeling and add a lot of fun to your diving vacation!!!!
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Family Diving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Our first visit to Cozumel, via a cruise ship. We were SO GLAD to leave the cruise ship crowds behind us and our family of 5 rented a boat for ourselves. We took a taxi from the pier to their dive shop (easy) and after the dive they drove us back to the ship. Vickie was super responsive with all the questions I had! I was nervous about the timing with the Cruise, but they worked it out perfectly for us. It couldn't have been better! Our two sons, ages 15 and 18, (and my husband who is certified) took their first two dives (ever in their life) with Luis. Our daughter (age 9) and I were going to snorkel, but it was a little rough (for us). We still had fun on the boat, enjoying the sun and bright blue water, the brightest clearest blue water I had ever seen. We all had a great time...and it is thanks again to TripAdvisor and all the great reviews steering us in the right direction. Thanks Opal's Dream, our two boys will never forget their first scubadiving experience!

Visited February 2013
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Cambridge, Minnesota
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“Diving with Opal's Dream Team”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Great dive shop. Vicky in the office quickly responded to emails. All the Dive Masters know their stuff and go out of their way to keep track of their divers and point out all the little interesting critters. They use small fast boats. We never had over 7 divers on a trip, The whole Opal's team is very friendly and fun to be with, Water and fresh fruit between dives for everyone. When we return to Cozumel, Opal's will be the people we dive with,

Visited February 2013
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Acton
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“Great diving experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We are a family of five with two certified divers and two referral divers looking to get certified and we chose Opal's. We are glad we did! The three referral divers were very pleased with Sandro's experienced guiding of them through their certification dives. The two certified divers were likewise impressed with Alex and his knowledge of the waters around Cozumel. All five of us also went on the twilight dive with Sandro and would highly recommend it for other divers. There are a host of night time sea life to be seen on night dives. We saw several octopus including one that changed colors in our flashlight beams. Also, I would rather give my money to small local dive shops than the larger ones that run lots of divers in each boat. Opal's boats are small and fast and take only up to 6 or so divers max per boat. The only thing that I observed not so great was that the wet suits were a little old but they worked just as well as a brand new suit in keeping us all warm so not really a complaint as much as an observation.

Visited February 2013
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Alliston, Canada
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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“Best Dive outfit on Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Another great week with Opal Dream. Thanks to Vickie for making room for me after a disastrous couple of days with another dive shop. Thanks to Anthony, Eddie, Abraham and Jolio for making the dives on this trip so fantastic. As with my previous experience with this dive shop they took care of my gear after diving and were very help getting me to and from the dive shop. If you are an experienced diver and what to got out early and back early so you can enjoy the afternoon at your hotel with loved ones, Opals Dream is the group to dive with. Always on a fast 6 pack boat with great captains that always assist with getting into and out of the boat and you never have more then 5 maybe 6 divers tops on board.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Dive Shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We did three days of diving with Opal's Dream and will definitely use them again. All staff extremely freindly and relaxed. We hired all our dive gear from the shop with no hassels. The boats are small and fast. The dive masters are very knowledgable and recomend dive sites on the day based on weather conditions. The divers can then choose which sites they wish to dive.
Also the divemaster and captain set up all dive gear on the boat making for hassel free diving. Can't wait to return to cozumel and do some more diving with Opal's Dream!

Visited January 2013
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