“Marco is an excellent Scuba instructor and guide. I have dived with him on many occasions and he is consistently professional, knowledgeable, organized and safety conscious.
Diving with him is great fun and I trust him completely to guide me on great dives in the cenotes or advise me on the best equipment choices.
Marco provides great customer service and is an asset to any dive location.”CJ Howarth, UK
“Last summer, my husband Greg and I went diving with Marco of Dripstone Diving. We dove several cenotes.
Marco was an excellent guide and recommended some beautiful locations. We felt very comfortable with him guiding us.
He provided a very thorough prep prior to the dives and even recommended a great spot to eat!”Maureen Horan Miller, USA
“I went in November last year to Mexico to dive the cenotes with Alex. As many before me already wrote, i was super happy with Dripstone Diving too. I had 10 diving days with Alex. He is a very prudent guide which really has everything under control at all times. The dive briefings are long and all the information, points of interest and other things which are necessary for the dives are explained very well.
He also listens to the wishes of his guests and makes suggestions for the actual day. Where to do diving, what is the weather like, what would you like to do, and so on. He shows the opportunities which are there and let then the customer decide. He also picked me up every day at my Hotel and was always on time. When i could not go diving due to an ear infection, it was no problem at all to cancel the dive for that day.
What i really liked as well was, is that he is constantly explaining and basically teaching all the time. I received so many tips and tricks, such as: where to place the light, different finning techniques and so on. Then at one point my dive light gave up, no problem for Alex, he just borrowed me one of his lights for the rest of my stay and also offered, to bring my light to the “light doctor” as he used to call it for a repair.
On top of that it is not all just about diving, you can ask him for tips where to go for dinner or what is there to do on an evening. The very first day we were diving in a group of two divers, the rest of my diving was just Alex and me. This gave us the opportunity to also make some nice pictures. For even better results he brought one of his video lights and positioned himself as a Photo model wherever i wanted him to have for the pictures. He also has a very good eye on where to place the lights and how to positioned himself, this made my work as a photographer even easier and we made some pretty good shoots.
Bottom line is, i could not find anything with what i wasn’t happy about. I had good diving, learned a lot, received super good service and had pretty good company throughout the time i spent with Alex. I am definitely looking forward to go back to Mexico and go diving again with Dripstone Diving.”Christian Kannheiser, Germany
“I had a fantastic trip with Marco to “the Pit” cenote. What an experience!
Apart from the stunning dive, the whole day was well organised and everything went super smoothly.
Mucho recommended! Thanks!”Nathalie H., Switzerland
“During my diving holiday in Mexico I primary dived in the cenotes and often with Marco as my instructor. I felt safe and comfortable in the company of Marco and he was always ready to help. His professional knowledge is impressive and he is very good at explaining.
Marco is very inspiring, lots of good company, and has lived in the area for so long that he has a great insight to diving sights, restaurants and many more activities.
All in all I have had many great experiences with Marco as my diving instructor. At any time I would love to come back and dive with him, and recommend Dripstone Diving to others.”Maiken Kretzschmer, Denmark
“First time i went diving with Alex was in December 2015. The plan was to see and discover only the cenotes in the cavern area. But during this week i learned so many new things, that i knew pretty quick that Alex will be the right instructor for me, to take a sidemount course.
Up to the second last day i was convinced that I only want to see the caverns and that there would be no way to enter any further into the cave systems. But then Alex showed me a very special cenote and i had a blast. Result: Beginning of Juli 2016 i went back to Mexico with the goal to become a TDI Sidemount Diver and afterwards also a TDI Cavern Diver. There was a lot to do, to learn, to practice new skills and with it a lot of sweat and effort, but i don’t regret one single second of it, neither a dollar i spent on these trainings. It is actually the opposite and i already booked my next stay in Mexico.
What really impressed me was the manner how Alex is teaching, which brought me further step by step. My dive buddies back home, actually couldn’t believe what they saw and some of them even said, i got a brand new dive buddy! I never had so much fun while diving and learning and i am so thankful to have learned that much. I am really looking forward to my next stay in Mexico.”Xavier Marest, Germany
“The first time I dove in Mexico I ventured down to Playa Del Carmen and went diving with Marco on private dives for 2 days. It was a blast! His professionalism, his friendly personality, and his genuine concern with safety made for an amazing trip.
We meet a little later so we could miss the crowds and enjoy our time on a one on one basis.
From the start of the trip to the end everything was excellent and would not hesitate to choose Dripstone Diving another time. Thanks Marco!”Mel Collins, USA
“I would highly recommend Dripstone Diving. This was my first trip to dive the cenotes and it was awesome!!
Marco was a fantastic guide, and knew the best spots to take us. He even provided lunch after the dives.
I will definitely be going back!”Maggie Whalen, USA
“I had an amazing trip to Mexico and the pleasure to use Marco as my guide and dive instructor on all my Cenotes dives.
It was my first time doing cavern dives and I felt really save.
Marco was very patient and took the extra time to make my experience educational and fun.
When I go back to Mexico, I will definitely use Marco again as my cavern dive guide.”Dica Killian Araujo, USA
“We have been diving with Alex in August 2016. At first we only wanted to do guided cavern diving tours, but shortly before, we decided to also take sidemount and cavern diving training. Even if this wasn’t an easy time and sometimes quite hard, we don’t regret our decision.
While diving with Alex we learned way more than actually expected. On top of that the cenotes and the caverns are absolutely stunning. At first we thought that it will be enough just to see the caverns, but we realized pretty quickly that we also want to go deeper into the caves. And this because of the reason that Alex is an awesome instructor and guide. He gave us the right amount of security awareness and we just felt so safe at any time.
Even aside of diving, Alex is constantly giving tips and hints. He showed us some good restaurants and we also made awesome sightseeing tours away from the tourist crowds.
Thank you very much Alex, for this very instructive time we spent with you and also for the beautiful photos and videos we made together. We will for sure come back for our “intro to cave” training.
Jenny & Cornelius Eulberg, Germany