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Dive Review of Dressel Divers in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Dressel Divers: "Another great time", May, 2017,

by Frank Nelson, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9659 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 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 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [NoHave stayed and dove with the above mentioned on numerous times. We had a family suite which was great for the 3 of us. My buddies came from Fla and the other side of Pa. Arriving at the hotel we did our registration and the bell hop took us and our luggage to our room. We were in before the 3pm check in and were at the dive shop doing all the paper work. We met Baptiste the site mgr and explained how experienced we were and where we would like dive. He felt that there would be no problem accommodating us. The following morning we had breakfast and were at the shop by 8. My Fla buddy had gotten a sinus cold(flu like symptoms) and could not make the dive.As a matter of fact it got so bad that he went to see the medic at the hotel who called the hospital and had the doctor come to the hotel to check him out. The dr arrived in about 75 minutes and proceeded to examine him. He stated that he could not dive due to the severity of his cold. The dr also prescribed 3 scripts which were delivered from downtown. The total cost for the dr$65 and the scripts $24. Considering it cost $30 to go by cab to town this was quite a bargain. I can't say enough about the medic, dr, hotel and pharmacy. My buddy was not able to dive the 8 days we were there. When talking to Baptiste about missing the 12 dives he offered a voucher good for 5 years at any Dressel shop. My other buddy and myself were issued a voucher for missed dives due to the harbor master closing the port for 1 day. As far as the diving it was typical Cozumel some currents and lots of fish life but few lionfish. The coral was not as vibrant as previous years but still worth the trip. The wait staff were excellent as were housekeeping. They kept our room clean and supplied with water. My only complaint with the room was the control of the handle for the shower. The hot and cold were reversed and at times the temp of the water was inconsistent. There is no drawer space but there are shelves in the closet. The speciality restaurants (steak, Oriental were very good. The Oriental appetizers could have fed a family of 6 instead of the 3 of us. I would go back in a heartbeat.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Caymens, Bahamas, East Coast wrecks, Nova Scotia, Red Sea, Truk, Ponape, Palau, Yap, Cozumel, Cancun, Riviera Egypt, Cabo
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Pittsburgh to Atlanta to Coz
nice connections Delta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 65-100 Ft/ 20-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [depth under 100 feet, return to the surface at 700 psi, and 3-5 minute safety stop, try to stay with the group but could stray somewhat
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Bucket for cameras, mates were able to handle cameras both in giving and taking cameras. Have to watch other divers using camera bucket for rinsing masks.
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