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

Dressel Divers/Iberostar Cozumel: "Dressel Divers-Iberostar Cozumel: Popular for a Good Reason", Nov, 2015,

by Michael Anderson, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 8661.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Good:

1. Iberostar is a beautiful resort with great service, food and ambiance.
2. Dressel Divers is very professional, efficient and popular.
3. The diving along the walls and reefs were great as was the visibility, often exceeding 80ft.
4."Free" Nitrox
5. All staff were super professional and helpful. Special thanks to DM's Amy, Scott and Edgar.

The Not So Good:

1. Diving is a little expensive, but you can get 20% discount if you prebook online. However, the link did not work for me. The shop did still honor the discount when I showed them my emails.
2. Reservations and prebooking go through the main office in Spain. You cannot email the dive shop directly before your trip.
3. Dive shop can get crowded in the morning around 0800 when the first dives go out. They were running five boats when I was there.
4. Gear storage is limited and was maxed-out when I was there.
Websites Dressel Divers   Iberostar Cozumel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Truk Lagoon, Hawaii, Fiji, Baja.
Closest Airport Cozumel (CZM) Getting There American and United from DFW and Houston (IAH).

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No dives deeper than 99 feet or longer than 1 hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Overall, Dressel Divers was a very professional and popular dive shop and the resort was absolutely gorgeous. The staff was awesome and so was the diving. All boats and equipment were well-maintained. I paid more for Dressel, but I got what I paid for and I will be back next year.
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