Overall I was pretty happy with this shop. However I do have one complaint.
As a fully certified open water diver I don't want to dive with discovery divers that have only watched a 20 minute video. I pay to have a dive master/guide on my dive and do that because I feel like that is the safest way to dive. When My dive master is preoccupied with 3-4 other completely inexperienced divers it takes away from my enjoyment of the experience. These Discover divers are always near panic and flailing about, so they ruin any vis and scare away all the fish. They also have little or no idea of etiquette and are constantly coming up under me or coming down on top of me, As a result I am forced to swim way wide of them and miss many of the attractions that the guide is pointing out. Then we always have to return to the boat way before experienced divers need to as they burn through their air at least twice as fast as an experienced diver, again, taking away from my dive (for which i paid full price)
So my advice would be to either host experienced divers and discover divers on different days or get another master diver/ guide so that the 2 groups do not have to go together. I feel that I should be a priority as well, to my master diver as I have paid to have a safe and good dive with the full attention of my guide. This could also be viewed as a safety concern, but as the diving in the Huatulco area is relatively shallow, I was not worried about that, but others may be. I have no idea the legalities that cover discovery diving.
Otherwise, the sites were good and close and the dive masters very competent, with great pictures for going through the dives beforehand. I would dive with this company again, but I would book to go on days that did not include discovery dives, and I would specify that to the shop beforehand when I was in the booking process. Ana, I am sure, would be open to that and would be accommodating.
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