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Dive Review of Dressel Divers /Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus in
Dominican Republic/Bayahibe/La Romana area

September, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Cynthia Cook Boling , TX, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7172
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Most islands and shorelines of the Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Most restriction was on dive time - limited to 50 minutes but most 1 hr. Of
course instructed on depth limitation but basically D/Masters gauged
something like that to the experience of the divers and location.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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There were no special accommodations - not even a dedicated rinse tank but
a fresh water hose was available for this purpose. 
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Value for $$
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3 stars   
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This was our first time to DR - we wanted to go someplace new. I looked at
the Dressel Divers sight and that's how we decided on this location - going
with an Iberostar and its on-site dive operators - Dressel - has proven to
be pretty reliable for us.  NOTE - We did not go to the Punta Cana area
which has no worthy dive sites we are told - before and after we arrived at
Bayahibe.  You can fly directly to La Romana airport from Miami and it's a
20 min transport to the resort.  Nothing to d ...
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