BarDar: I wish that was true. We were told the same thing before we arrived for our September 2011 trip so hubby went and got his AOW so we could dive twice a day (I already had mine). We get there and the guys totally catered to a woman who had been certified at CN in 2010 and was on her 3rd visit to CN. She was still a REAL beginner and only wanted to dive in the morning so the next 5 days were shallow in the AM and the PM. Kind of upset me that the rules didn't apply to everyone. Two other AOW divers were upset too.
Thing only changed on our last day when more divers show up - the newly certified dives from that week + 4 more AOW. This then allowed us to go out in the morning with 2 DMs on the boat and we were split for our first (and only) deeper dive of the week.
We are back again this September (and just booked again for Sept 2013) and I hope the rules are the rules and we get in the deeper dive in the morning. If not we will probably complain and either cancel our 2013 trip or maybe try Swept Away to see if their dive staff is better.
Sorry to sound so negative but we are divers and do 3 trips a year. This is the only one where the diving isn't as good but the resort is amazing! And we're not ready to give us the diving completely.
Couples Negril - September 2011, 2012, 2013 and have just booked 2014
Scuba Club Cozumel - Jan, Apr & Nov 2012 and Jan & Nov 2013
Cobalt Coast, Grand Cayman - May 2013
Retiring & moving to Cozumel, Mexico in early 2014