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Dive Review of Dressel Divers/Iberostar Grand Paraiso in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Riviera Maya

Dressel Divers/Iberostar Grand Paraiso, Apr, 2013,

by Gary J Giberson, NJ, US ( 1 report). Report 6955.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Turks and Caicos, Florida Keys, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, and Cabo San Lucas.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The dive master asked that we notify her when we reached half our tank (100 Bars or 1500 PSI) and then to let her know when I reached 1000 PSI. We surfaced with 500 to 600 PSI.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The dive boat did have a fresh water tank just for cameras but there were no tables or other th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I dove three times with Dressel and the second dive to the Tortugas Reef was by far the most exciting. We had our dive briefing during the 30 min ride from the resort to the reef on their brand new (04-23-2013) 40+ foot tri-haul dive boat with twin Yamaha outboard engines. The vessel easily accommodated the 12 divers, (two groups of six) and crew of two and provided a comfortable ride and protection from the sun. The dive operation did provide water for the divers from a cooler with a spigot and small plastic cups. My only suggestion is that a cooler been available to keep a small bag of fruit in after the dive. Also since we geared up at the dive center, we left our dive bags at the facility and there was no storage for personal items that were brought on board i.e. prescription glasses and fruit. The captain did accommodate me by placing my prescription glasses and their case along with my fruit in the overhead bin that contained his Marine radio.

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By David Cohen in FL, US at Jul 09, 2013 21:37 EST  
We are considering Dressel and found this review very helpful. Thanks!
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