Many of the cruises I have taken over the past few years have docked at a port located in Cozumel, Mexico. When I visit the area, I normally go scuba diving. Cozumel is known for having beautiful diving conditions…so why wouldn’t I take advantage of it?
When I was there last year with my wife and daughter, we decided to book a snorkeling excursion, since neither of them scuba dive. While there were dozens of local businesses to choose from, we chose to go on an excursion with Dive with Martin, since it was located right at the pier and they provide both scuba diving and snorkeling packages at a great price.
This year when we were returning to Cozumel, I decided to call Dive with Martin to see what kind of deals they could offer us. Once again, they provided us with a better price than the other dive shops and even included the cost of the rental equipment in the low price.
I have been very pleased with Dive with Martin as a company. They provide good quality equipment and fabulous customer service. All of their instructors are qualified, competent, friendly and professional and they always take us to great dive sites.
As an added bonus, they let my wife and daughter come along on the boat for a nominal fee, so they could snorkel along the surface while my friend and I went drift diving. To make my wife and daughter feel more comfortable, the captain of the boat kept moving the boat closer to them as they drifted away from the boat. This was a nice touch and and truly went above and beyond to see to it that they felt comfortable and safe while snorkeling.
If you decide to make a reservation at Dive with Martin, they have an associate working in the United States who can help you book your reservation. If you call… tell Paddie that David Lipton from Toronto says, “Hello”!
Dive with Martin
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In the 80’s and 90’s people subscribed to National Geographic Magazine to learn about the world and all the places they wouldn’t necessarily travel on a regular basis. The magazine was smaller than traditional magazines and looks more like a book with glossy pictures. It featured a yellow border around the cover page and is primarily purchased by families with children.
National Geographic Magazine was usually a child’s first look at foreign places across the globe. It was also super exciting for children to browse through when it arrived in the mail each month.
Since I always found the magazine to be interesting and informative, earlier this year, one of my employees said I might be interested in a speakers series at Roy Thomson Hall called National Geographic Live. Every few months, National Geographic Live has an event involving a speaker discussing a specific topic, somehow related to the world we live in. During the presentation, the speaker captivates the audience with stunning photos and video about the places they are speaking of, not to mention their personal experiences.
Roy Thomson Hall is an intimate theatre in the heart of Toronto that seats almost 3,000 guests. The theatre provides great acoustics, comfortable seating, and excellent service in all of their departments from the ushers, to the box office and the ticket takers.
Roy Thomson Hall is one of the few larger venues in Toronto that runs their own box office and they are always a pleasure to deal with.
For the National Geographic Live events, tickets aren’t necessarily expensive. The lower priced tickets start at $19.50 and if you buy in-person there is no service charge. These presentations are great for a nice afternoon or evening out.
The series is available Sunday afternoon or Monday and Tuesday evenings in January, March, and May 2017. This is a great way to hear some amazing stories, see sensational photography and learn about the world we live in.
National Geographic Live Speaker Series
Roy Thompson Hall