Short version: Personal attention, good price, safe, fun, photos.
We came to Cozumel on a cruise and I really wanted to avoid the big group excursions you book through the ship. These guys fit the bill perfectly. Within 10 or 15 minutes of meeting Socrates at the Marina (short taxi ride from the cruise port) our group of 7 were equipped and heading out on our "private" excursion. Hint: When the cab driver and marina guys ask who you are going with, use the name Socrates or the name of the boat. Saves a minute or three of them trying to figure out who "Diver Down" is.
Anyway - myself and my two sons (ages 11 and 13) did the discover scuba while the others chose snorkeling. Not knowing how things were going to work, I was really happy the three of us doing scuba also got to snorkel at the first locations with the group in addition to the dive.
This being our first time ever experiencing scuba, my wife was understandably nervous about the boys. Nothing to worry about - we got an excellent orientation and a practice session in shallow water before the dive. The boys were well attended to during the dive and everything went perfectly.
We dove from the boat as the others snorkeled above us. Of course we saw fish and the colorful reef, but also turtles and a shark. Socrates captured some great photos of both the snorkeling and the dive and shared them via DropBox for us. The kids had a blast and cannot wait to do it again. The rest of the group who were a bit too nervous to do scuba this time saw how smoothly it went and how amazing it was - I think everybody will be doing scuba with Diver Down next time we are in Cozumel!
If you go with these guys, don't expect lines, waiting around, big groups, and rigid agendas. Expect a great, personal experience on and under the water.
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