Sand Dollar Sports was founded in 1984 by Suzanne Fernandez . Our specialty at that time was snorkel tours. She successfully ran these operations for the first 10 years.

In 1994 Sand Dollar Sports brought John Flynn on board to expand operations and create new windows of opportunity. During the next 8 years Sand Dollar Sports expanded its tour offerings to all the major cruise lines more than tripling its capacities while maintaining a spotless safety record. In 1996 the opportunity arose to begin working with the Reef Club Cozumel as their in house dive operator.

We started with the Reef Club and its original 260 rooms on December 17th, 1997. From that day forward there was no looking back. We have grown and reinvested and continued to look forward as the hotel and its facilities have grown.

Over the last twenty years we have been through good times and bad, with Mother Nature releasing her fury in the form of hurricanes & H1 N1 virus.

Presently, Sand Dollar Sports boasts a fleet of 10 vessels, 115 employees and 4 locations on the Island of Cozumel. We provide service on average to 250 guests daily or over 90,000 guests annualy. This makes us the largest and safest dive operator on the island. We carry the most comprehensive insurance coverage available.

Our clients include Crystal Cruise Lines, Cunard Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines, Azamar to name a few high end ships we work with. Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America and Princess Cruise Line are all long standing partners and would be more than willing to vouch for our record of customer service and safety.

The Cozumel Marine Park was founded in 1996 and Sand Dollar Sports was one of the founding companies for this initiative. We are also members of ANOAAT which helped to advise and review the new rules and regulations as the Marine Park began its formation. Over the last 20 years we have continued to work hand in hand with the Marine Park on many environmental initiatives. After hurricane Wilma (2005) we invested over 40,000usd in placement of 100 Reef Balls to ensure fish habitat and return of the coral reef systems that were destroyed. As part of this investment the government stepped in and provided another 1,000,000 pesos to expand the area of artificial reef systems placing more fish habitat in the surrounding area. Sand Dollar Sports over the last 10 years has continued to move toward sustainable tourism through environmental awareness and education.

We are working closely with PROFEPA creating an environment of energy efficiency, recycling and elimination of waste. As part of this sustainable tourism initiative we have begun the process of eliminating our deep sea fish tour and focusing on a much smaller operation that is a catch and release based program. Our most recently added tour is the 12 metre regatta “Americas Cup” sailing programs. A program that uses only the power of the wind.

Sand Dollar Sports is a group of businesses that operate tours whose sole purpose is to transmit the essence of each of our destinations with passion and originality in a secure, organized and consistent manner.
Sand Dollar Sports vision is to open new international markets that will bring to our clients a closer, more intimate understanding of what makes that location unique; through tours, expeditions and educational programs that are provided by the best trained guides and instructors in the industry, in doing so our clients will have the opportunity to interact with the local environment and culture at a much more personal level.
Corporate
John Flynn
John Flynn
Suzanne Fernandez
Suzanne Fernandez

Javier Uicab

Danirel Alvarez

Mane Arosemena

Sandra Ramirez
Managers

Erick Ramirez

Oscar Nieto
Office
Sandra Ramirez
Angelica Lopez

Hernan Nuñez
Manuel Flores
Manuel Flores
Flor Rios
Flor Rios

Miguel Pomol
Instructors

Roger Puerto
Roger Puerto
Ernesto Martinez
Ezequiel Blaz
Ezequiel Blaz
Silvina Berlato
Silvina Berlato
Bruno Castillo
Bruno Castillo
Andrea Villareal
Andrea Villareal
Andrea Villareal
Juan Pablo Urquiza
Andrea Villareal
Fabian Gonzalez
Divemasters
Julio Chavez
Julio Chavez

Antonio Pavon
Adrian Estrella
Adrian Estrella

Mario A. Llamas

Juan C. Polanco
Captains & Mates
Victor Balam
David Chulim
Pedro Erosa
Miguel Coob
Jose Novelo
Jose Novelo
Jose Rejon
Jose Rejon
Rafael Tzuc
José Catzin
Manuel Vivas
Manuel Vivas
Rogelio Cardeña
Rogelio Cardeña
Jose May
Jose May
Carlos Segura
Carlos Segura
Edgar Catzin
Edgar Catzin
Alberto Estrella
Alberto Estrella
Hilario Gutierrez
Hilario Gutierrez
Victor Balam
Marco Antonio Noh
12 Metre Regatta

Tom Jarrold

Ian Jarrold

Jorge Valle

Sergio Dzul

Bernardo Sanchez

Alejandro Coba

Gabriel Chan

Dalia Arredondo

Jennifer Itza

Omar Santos

Jose Mas

Ricardo Lara
Sunset Restaurant & Bar

Alejandra Briceño

Alfredo Perez

Brigitte Alvarez

Diana Garcia

Juventino Tzuc

Flor Flota Pech

Estefanny Cardeña

Clara Cauich

Claudia Alanis

Lucely Ventura

Jose Poot

Gabriela Carrasco

Jhoan Chac
Staff
Gabriela Coyoc
Gabriela Coyoc
Miguel Noh
Miguel Noh
Didier Perez
Didier Perez
Isidro Coba
Isidro Coba
Javier Gamboa
Javier Gamboa
Francisco Canto
Francisco Canto

Julio May
Isael Albino
Isael Albino
Angel Basto
Angel Basto
Lucio Tec
Miguel Pech
Cornelio Dzul
Juan Caballero
Miguel Pech
Roberto Fernandez
Miguel Pech
Roger Javier
Miguel Pech
Viviana Gual
Miguel Pech
Viviana Gual
Miguel Pech
Sandra Paredes
Miguel Pech
Viviana Gonzalez

Manuel Couoh