OK…so I’m picky about my diving. I just don’t land at any dive shop and expect to have a great time and great service. I check out reviews and I check with friends to hear their recommendations. So I dived with Opal's Dream Dive Shop. Opal’s Dream Dive Shop (OD) has great reviews and a strong following of repeat customers. I had dived with them before but was a little concerned about how everything was going to work out this time given that they changed locations. They used to be near Villa Blanca Hotel and I would stay close by and walk over to the Villa Blanca pier and get on the boat. To my surprise, I actually preferred their new location downtown because it’s a nicer, bigger shop and I was able to stay in other parts of town which were much cheaper and just as nice as where I used to stay. It also got me into other parts of town where I had never visited and I tried many new restaurants, etc. instead of just doing the same ole thing. I had a rental car so some days I drove to the Villa Blanca pier and other days I drove to the Calleta Marina to catch the boat. Some divers who didn’t have cars met at the shop and they drove them to the Marina. Other divers were picked up from their resort docks (Cozumel Resort, Fiesta Americana, etc). During my 2 week dive vacation I logged over 30 dives, some with friends, and happily I made some new ones. OD’s has small, fast boats that get you to and from the dive site quickly with experienced boat captains. The dive masters are friendly, speak good English, (Julio, Eddie and Abraham) and strive to show you interesting things underwater which set them apart from many of the dive shops on Cozumel. I’ve dove with the bigger cattle boat operations on Cozumel and I prefer the smaller group sizes (6 divers). During the surface interval we had fresh fruit and water. I dove with all levels of divers who were on vacation just like me (newbies to PADI Instructors) and all of them left pleased with their dive experience. I also did several afternoon shore dives at the Money Bar and Near Casa del Mar and the tanks are included in your dive package. Did two night dives, one from the boat and one from the Money Bar shore and there was so much going on I hated to end the dive (loggerhead turtle, lobsters, crabs, squid, octopus, eels,). Without a doubt, one of my better dive trips. I’m still DREAMING of my amazing dive vacation! Thanks Opal’s Dream! PRICELESS!
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