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Dive Review of Dressel International in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Playa del Carmen

Dressel International, Jan, 2009,

by Tim McCabe, MD, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4592.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, North Carolina, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas no currents
Water Temp 76 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 120 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Cenote dives require a cave/cavern certified guide. You "follow-the-leader" during the dive on a guided tour of the cenote.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments My son and I did a cenote dive on 30 Dec. '08 at one of the best Riviera Maya cenotes - Dos Ojos. This was a 2 tank dive. There are 2 routes through this large cenote, each connecting to a large open pool/cavern starting area. One route takes you to the "Bat Cave" were you surface inside a cave to see bats and the cave features. Both routes are SPECTACULAR with lots of stalactites and stalagmites - large and small. There is no current. Water temp. was about 77 degrees. Maximum depth was 31 ft. with most areas around 20-25 ft.

Our guides were Ana and Net, from Dressel Divers. Both are cave and cavern certified. One guide per 4 divers - so you get personal attention. Very safety conscious with a full briefing and buoyancy check prior to start. Water was crystal clear, fresh, vis. about 120+ ft. Dressel did a great job for arrangements, transport, safety, snacks and drinks. They are located on site at the Iberostar Tucan/Quetsel and Barcelo Palace on the Rivera Maya.
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