Dive with Cristina
Dive with Cristina
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
At Dive with Cristina, we offer the best scuba diving, freediving, and snorkeling tours in Cozumel. Warm, crystal clear water, and protected reefs teeming with colorful fish are waiting for you. Our large, comfortable boat is set up for efficiency and comfort. Dive in the huge Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park with plenty of room just for your group. Our dive charters and small group trips are designed to meet the divers' needs. Expert instructors with over 25 years of experience for all levels. Friendly knowledgeable staff that knows this trip is for YOU.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2024

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Vacationer552364
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Although we started diving with some other companies in Cozumel a couple decades ago, my family and I tried Dive with Cristina, and never looked back. She and her crew have been, and remain, wonderful. I have no reason to even consider trying anyone else.

On our most recent trip in January (2020), we stayed at the Fiesta Americana (another favorite). Cristina picked us up at the dock, and off we went. With five of us on vacation, our schedule was in constant flux, but Cristina was very willing to accommodate our rescheduling.

The boat is slow but spacious and comfortable. Some of the rental gear is a little worn, but there were no problems with any of it. A typical trip involve a deeper first dive, a great lunch during the surface interval (others have commented on this already!), and then a shallower second dive. If diving multiple days, they allowed gear to remain on board. As others have mentioned, Cristina and all her crew are fun, helpful, safety conscious without being bossy, and professional.

Before our arrival, much of the Cozumel reef had been closed, to try to give it a chance to recover. We did see some areas with extensive algae, and less fish than usual. However, other areas seem completely unaffected (to our untrained eyes), and just the way we remembered them. Even the "bad" reefs were still fun, and interesting in their own way. I would go back tomorrow if I could!

Possible negatives for some divers:
First, there was no dedicated camera tank. I have a small camera and light, and had no issues. However, if I had a large, multi-thousand dollar set-up, I might be more concerned.
Second, they do NOT take credit cards . . . it is cash only . . . dollars or pesos. Be prepared!

Bottom line: I highly recommend Dive with Cristina, and look forward to our next dives with them.
Written February 19, 2020
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Cheryl R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
I recently went on a girls trip to Cozumel and we booked a scuba/snorkel trip with Dive with Cristina. I had not dove in many years and they were so careful to make sure I was safe. They added an extra dive master to guide my friend and myself on the dive. We dove with Fernando and he was wonderful, patient and kind. He kept a close eye on us and made sure we relaxed and enjoyed all the wonderful ocean life. My other 2 friends snorkeled and had an amazing experience. Cristina provided a wonderful lunch between the dives. The crew was absolutely amazing and made the trip one of the highlights of our trip. If you want to dive and be fully cared for and have any amazing experience in Cozumel I highly recommend booking an excursion with Dive with Cristina.
Written March 4, 2022
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Im so happy you enjoyed the trip! Thank you very much for your comment! hope you kept enjoying your trip, take good care of your self, Hope see you soon :)
Written March 5, 2022
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Steve R
362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Diving with Cristina was a wonderful adventure and I will be using Cristina for my future diving adventures when in Cozumel

Background:
I am a 50+ year old single diver who does 3-4 cruises a year. Historically I have done "Discover Dive" but was finally PADI certified as a Advanced Open Water diver in January 2022. My dives with Cristina were my first non-training dives.

My ship docked at Terminal Marítima de Cruceros which was the first time I had docked there, it is the terminal with a Hooters. I am used to docking at the International Terminal which is the one with Senor Frogs.

Once I cleared the terminal I found a taxi which took myself and two other divers (who were not diving with Cristina but out of the same marina. The Caleta Marina was about a 20 minute ride from the terminal I was at, and would be about a fifteen minute ride from the International Terminal. The cab drivers all seemed familiar with the marina and how to get there,

NOTE: The taxi cab fees in Cozumel are made up by either the driver or the onsite coordinator/dispatcher and are per person ... Negotiate, especially if you have multiple people riding in cab.

When I got to the Marina, the ship was easily located on the left from the entrance road. It actually seems like a quaint fishing and diving community with boats packed in.

The staff outfitted my setup (I was using their gear) and two other divers joined us. They were people who now live Cozumel and dive with Cristina regularly.

We headed out to the first dive location and did an awesome drift dive. I was paired with one Dive Master and the other guests were paired with another. This allowed us to be one dives we were comfortable with and well supervised. Beyond giving personalized service like this, I will also say they gave what I felt was concierge level service by being hands on in every step of the process, including helping gearing up. They also gave a very thorough and detailed safety briefing which covered everything from where the radio was to their dive protocols. I could not have asked for a better experience for my first non-training dives.

They try to have their dives last roughly an hour and if you go through your air too fast they will tether you off your Dive Master.

After the first dive Cristina sets out an incredible buffet of homemade food for lunch. In my case there was a fresh ceviche, salsa, guacamole, fruits, trail mix, tortillas, bread, cold cuts and more. In short it was totally unexpected and part of what makes the dive experience with Cristina feel like a family affair.

We then traveled to the second dive site and had another wonderful dive.

While you are in the boat, Cristina will tell you about the local area, things going on, what the different resorts are and other local info.

Diving with Cristina was a wonderful experience and I look forward to my upcoming dives with her and her staff!
Written December 26, 2022
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Owen A
Lafayette, CO13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The only boat we’ll dive on in Cozumel. Javi and Fernando are knowledgeable, kind, and extremely attentive guides and instructors. My wife and I dove with Fernando for three days and he helped her finish her Open Water certification. She was extremely nervous going in to it after a bad experience with our previous instructor, but Fernando built her confidence and went above and beyond to ensure she felt safe and built a solid foundation of skills while also taking us on some utterly jaw-dropping dives (Santa Rosa Wall and Palancar Gardens were the highlights for me). Now she’s hooked and I have a dive partner for life.

When enquiring about booking and logistics, Cristina was extremely responsive and helpful and every morning we showed up the crew was prepped and ready and welcomed us with smiles. Lunch during our surface intervals was always delicious and healthy. I could go on and on.

We can’t wait to come back and dive with the crew of the Nena again!
Written February 3, 2023
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Jordan K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Exceptional experience! We highly recommend booking a scuba diving trip with Cristina and the whole crew on the Nena. We are two completely new divers with no precious experience and planned to dive for one day during our trip. We loved it so much we booked a second day! Already thinking of coming back to get certified with Cristina and crew! So so friendly and she even takes pictures of you while diving!!
Written September 1, 2021
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Its always amazing to have people like you on board. Its such a pleasure to share this incredible world with people ho likes it and respect it! Im so glad you like it that you wanted to come a second time! We will be waiting for you next year! Thank you very much for the comment, hope you guys stay very well until next time! ;)
Written September 4, 2021
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Danielle V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
I can’t say enough good things about this boat and crew. My husband and I joined a dive group with varying levels of divers and were the least experienced of them all. Fernando took us separately for the first dive to evaluate our skill level and was able to give us advice on how to get the very best out of our week of diving. The kindness and attentiveness of this crew is unmatched. If your on the fence about what boat to use don’t be. Ive never seen a crew so dedicated to your safety. Can’t wait to see them again. Thank you all so much for making this an incredible trip for us.
Written July 9, 2022
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Thank you so much for your comment! We are very pleased that you had good time, we always try to make the dive trips the most enjoyable we can. Thank you again for your nice worlds and hope to see you soon!
Written July 14, 2022
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WildRose23
Denver, CO31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Lots of operators will take you diving but Dive with Cristina will give you the best experience possible. We were 8 divers today with 3 seasoned dive masters. They could accommodate all skill levels and diving abilities. It was so great and everyone felt safe and well cared for. A very wonderful experience.
Written February 26, 2022
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Thank you very much for your comment! We are really happy that you had a goos experience, We will be looking forward to dive with your group again! Stay well until next time :)
Written February 28, 2022
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AdPete
Alpine, UT12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Cristina provided an amazing experience for my family of eight, ages 17 to 46. None of us are certified. Dive master Javier and instructor Raul, supported Cristina in an incredible instruction and two-tank discovery dive experience. They succeeded in getting our most cautious and concerned family members into the depths and pleased with their growth. The reef is unreal!! Communication before and after reservation was flawless. Onboard we had a beautiful and delicious lunch, fresh, quality, plenty for all. The Nina boat was just a few minutes taxi ride from the ferry dock and Cristina had a taxi waiting for us when we got off the boat. Tremendous value. We look forward to returning!
Written March 23, 2021
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Zach C
Fort Worth, TX138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
You won't find a better dive operation. My wife's family had used Cristina many times and I have used her a couple of times before. We come back to her every time we are in Cozumel. Her boat is perfect for lounging and provides plenty of shade. She brings the best lunch that we have ever had on a scuba boat. She is very intentional about education but also allows you to have freedom to explore and to maximize your bottom time. Javier was our dive master and he worked hard to ensure everything ran smoothly and was always pointing things out to us. Cristina feels like family to us. It feels like she truly care about us and our family. The crazy thing is, every diver that was on the boat with us felt the same way. They were "regulars" who have dove with Cristina for years. Everybody is family to Cristina. We had a great experience as always and will see her again the next time we come to Cozumel.
Written September 10, 2020
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Phillip B
Baltimore, MD7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We spent a total of 2 hours below the surface on Mayan Reef off Cozumel. If in Cozumel and diving please consider divewithcristinia.com as your first phone call. She an incredible dive master and host along with Javier and the Nena crew. Can't say enough how comfortable she made us feel and supplied a home cook Cozumel lunch for us . 2 of us have had prior dive experience, but haven't dove in years. 2 of our guest were brand new. I dove deeper than ever have in past and it was like 2 hours in under water paradise Looking to do a night dive in near future to experience octopus lobsters and more sharks. The experience was like going out with friends we knew for years. The crew made us feel as if we were on our own boat for the day, and the amount of care for our experience and safety that goes was 1st rate. We will be back and we will always Dive With Cristinia and the Nena crew!!
Written October 31, 2021
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Hi Phillip! Omg thank you so much for your comments! This is exactly what we try to share with our divers, You are a fabulous people to have on board, it was really a pleasure to share the boat with you guys, We will be looking forward to dive with you again in the future and do the night dive ;) its another experience you have to do! Please, take good care of you and come back very soon!
Written November 3, 2021
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