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

Dressel Divers/Iberostar: "Another wonderful diving experience", Sep, 2014,

by Cynthia Cook Boling , TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 7975.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is our favorite easy dive trip. This Sept 2014 trip is our 8th to Iberostar and diving with Dressel. Going in September has a lot of advantages since it is the off season and the hotel rate is lower and it is not crowded. However, we have never experienced a crowd on any Dressel dive. Dressel knows us but they are excellent at what they do - they always pair divers with like experience and pretty much let us dive our own profile within the limitations that drift diving creates and having a boat ready to pick us up in 60 minutes. AND Nitrox is free. There are four dives per day with night dives a couple times a week. Also - if you pay for your dives in advance, there is a 20% discount! Dressel is Iberostar's signature dive operation so of course they are on site. Diving in Cozumel in Sept has always been great visibility with easy currents. This trip we actually had to kick! The Iberostar is reliably comfortable with good food. Being the off season, they only had the pool area restaurant open but that was just fine with us - it was more convenient. Also my sister and brother in law that only snorkel went on this trip and had a great time snorkeling with Dressel - they even got to go on a boat with us and saw us diving below. We had great fun.
Websites Dressel Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Belize, Bonaire, Caymans, Costa Rica, Turks Caicos, Dominican
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Direct 2-1/2 hr flight from Dallas/Fort Worth with easy transfers to hotel

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 75-0°F / 24--18°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within site of the rest of the group; dive safe; plan on coming up within about 1 hr for the boat to pick you up.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Dressel provides a fresh water bucket for cameras on the boat and a fresh rinse tank on shore - of course there are always the unexperienced that use the camera tank on the boat to wash their masks - what can you do but educate them??
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