Dreamlike relaxed dives
Diving with Volker Pohl, AQUAMARINAS Dive Center on Cozumel is a dream. Volker offers a service that I have never seen before around the world.
That’s why the island became my favorite dive spot; I became a “repeat offender”; was already there four times! I’ve been traveling as a single for three years and am always looking forward to the personal atmosphere and the great care. No crowded boats and always great dives that never get boring. I live outside of San Miguel in a very recommendable apartment complex, where I am in the morning at 10:00 clock at the private pier right on the beach of the area, picked up. My equipment was washed out by Volker in the evening and was ready to be rolled up ready every morning. The evening before the first dive Volker comes to visit, brings a folder with information, also about the island and takes the equipment, so that you can tackle everything completely relaxed on the first day.
With almost all drift dives on Cozumel, it’s super relaxed even underwater and no matter how much air is consumed by the individual diver, anyone can stop when he signals Volker that he wants to show up. Volker sets the buoy and the boat is ready to appear. After the divers are out of the water, the rest with Volker dives on.
The dives are always spectacular, in the afternoon with a bit more current. Never before have I seen so many animals on dives: nurse sharks in different sizes swimming or “asleep”, turtles, eagle rays, stingrays, big barracudas, leopard groupers, giant crabs, lobster and lots of fish. Volker knows exactly where he finds which “animal” and is it still as hidden as e.g. the coral toadfish.
During the lunch break on the boat, there is always super delicious Mexican food. The boat crew is always helpful and in the right place when needed.
Single divers are also welcome at Volker. In October I had the privilege to dive with him on individual days alone.
A recommended diving spot, which is easily reached by plane to Cancun and the ferry from Playa del Carmen. So you do not have to live on the island, but can take the ferry in 45 minutes to Cozumel translate and spend a day diving.
Again a big thank you, dear Volker, for the great time; I hope there is a fifth time.