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Dive Review of Dressel Divers/Iberostar / Posada Luna Del Sur in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel / Tulum

Dressel Divers/Iberostar / Posada Luna Del Sur, Nov, 2007,

by Arik Olson, NY, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 3741.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving California, Bahamas, Bora Bora
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions stay within sight of group (drift diving) come up with 500 PSI, did not have to ascend as group if still had air
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I noticed the camera tank was not seperate from the mask tank and there was no mention of keeping soap out of the camera tank

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Dressel Divers: this was my second time diving with them and I was happy with them, I visited during the Thanksgiving Holiday and they wer pretty buisy, but the staff gave me all the attention I needed. The guides and other staff wre friendly and made an extra effort to be sure everyone had a good experience. I was impressed by their ability to meet the needs of divers of various ability levels by grouping people with different guides. Sites were well chosen and well led, and when one night dive ended up being mostly sand they added an extra free night dive to make up for it. I did my advianced open water certification course with them while I was there and feel that I did get something out of that. Dressel divers is located on site at the Iberostar resort so it couldn't have been more convenient.

Iberostar Hotel: also my second time, I didn't enjoy it as much as before, it's a nice property and I chose to return as it offered amenities for my non diving partner. I think my dissapointment was that the food was too americanised. We had stayed the previous 5 days in a small hotel in Tulum on the Mayan Riviera and had fantastic food there.

Tulum: I didn't do any diving there but there are multiple dive shops in town offering both Cenote diving as well as diving on the offshore coral reef. In Tulum we stated at a small hotel the Posada Luna del Sur which was very inexpensive, well located, clean, and comfortable. I wanted to mention it as there is a lot of diving in Tulum and this hotel would be a good place to stay for anyone visiting Tulum to dive.
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