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

April, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Gary J Giberson, NJ, US (1 report)
Report Number 6955
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Turks and Caicos, Florida Keys, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, and Cabo San
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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The dive boat did have a fresh water tank just for cameras but there were
no tables or other th ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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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.

The dive site lies between Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel 
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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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