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Dive Review of Dressel Divers/Iberostar Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

July, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Howard Sauve, QC, Canada
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Report Number 4205
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Roatan, Little Cayman
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 feet seemed to be the hard deck with Dressel; Dive times were limited
to 60 min each for the morning dives & 45 min ea  for afternnon dives.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Not really set up for uwp; even the rooms have limited outlets ( single
outlets, not doubles ), only 3 in our room total, so recharging batteries
had to be well co ordinated.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
We wanted an easy dive holiday. Coz was in our opinion the best value.
Using the hotel op, Dressel  divers, seemed like the thing to do. We were
close to the best southern reefs, palancar/ columbia/ punta sur, so we dove
the 'best'sites, all within 10-15 min. of the dock. We did however dive a
couple of  sites more than once. They use a fixed schedule re. sites, so
you know going in where & when your diving. Booking a dive pkge ahead
saved us 15 %, so this brought dressel a lot closer to 'reality', otherwise
they're pricey. Extra dives taken on site  were a lot more than I thought
they should be. DM's are good, some much better than others  ( Rachel) for
finding / showing critters. Boats are fine, S I 's are back at the hotel
since its so close.
If you're looking for max bottom time/ flexibility, this is not for you; if
however you want a good price, we went june 28 to july 5, off seaon is the
way to go, and Dressel make it easy and they keep things safe. Nitrox is
free also.Lockers available at dive shop n/c. 
Food was mediocre at best, but we weren't paying premium $$, so we were
only a cab ride away from our favorite restaurants.. 'AI' is only 'AI' if
you want it to be...
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