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Dressel Divers

Iberostar Paraiso, Playa del Carmen 77600, Mexico
+1 321 392-23-38
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Ranked #94 of 290 Activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: DRESSEL DIVERS is the company chosen by the prestigious Iberostar Hotel chain for the last twenty years to run diving activities on the premise of its luxury hotels in the Caribbean, to ensure that this service has the same quality as the hotels.We are dedicated to teaching diving and offer all levels of PADI courses: From beginner all the way to PADI instructor. Other federations are also welcome. We offer boats especially made for diving by a lifelong diver, the owner, who contributed his strong experience to construct outstanding boats for this activity. Our main priority is to guarantee your safety!We organize diving excursions every day for certified divers to the marvelous reefs, that are closest to our hotel, as well as full day excursions for both divers and snorkelers to more remote sites such as to the Cozumel island, the world famous Cenotes in the Yucatan jungle, and an excursion to snorkel with whale sharks
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Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We are very experienced divers but this was not supposed to be a dive trip. We did want to check out the diving in the Playa Del Carmen area. Dressel is the dive operator for Iberostar Hotels. We have dived with Dressel before so when we checked in, we specifically asked about the diving and the profiles and told them... More

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DRESSELDIVERS, Guest Relations Manager at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for diving with us in Playa Del Carmen and for your good words on our operations, staff and equipment quality. We regret to hear your visit did not fully meet your expectations due to some specific points and apologize for this. We take all feedback very seriously in order to continually improve our operation if for... More

Ste-Agathe, Quebec
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Dressel Divers are an on site PADI Gold operation at Iberostar Resorts. While at the Paraiso Maya in Riviera Maya, I was able to do 3 2 tanks dives ( mostly drift dives) and experience a true Top Notch operator. Fast and stable boats to take us on dive sites of Playa de Carmen ( Tortugas a must to do... More

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Dear Daniel Thank you so much for your comments Daniel we really appreciate it. Was great diving with you and we hope to see you back soon. Nip over for another quick dive to Tortugas, the bull sharks have just arrived and are regularly seen at that site. They are amazing. Kind regards The dressel divers team. More

Devon, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Last week, we had a family vacation with 10 people, ages 3 to 73. Two of us are divers, both over 70, with my wife having 300 dives and I having just reached 50. The staff at Dressel could not have been more helpful to us, even with our needs for extra assistance. The friendliness of the staff, their skill,... More

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and recognition of all the hard work and planning we do here to make your time with us as special as possible. We really enjoyed getting to know you and your family, finding you lots of turtles and showing you the beauty of the area. Noah says hi and misses his little friends. We... More

East Northport, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I are snorkelers, not divers. We booked two trips with the Dressel Divers desk at the Barcelo Maya resort. The first was a local snorkel trip (25 minutes by boat from the resort) to Inglas beach. You'll spend about an hour and a half at a most beautiful mini reef right next to the shore. You're in... More

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi George, How nice to hear from you. We are very happy to see you and your wife enjoyed your time with us. This is our main goal: to share the wonders we have around with you!!! Hopefully we can see each other again and taht way get to show you some other spectacular places! Give a big hug to... More

Columbia, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

First time diving with dressed divers..had a fantastic experience with them. The staff was great and very friendly, helpful. My first contact was with Michi her smile was very nice and she was very helpful with setting up my dives. The next person was Sarah her bright smile and friendly address was fantastic. She was most helpful with the dives... More

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Many thanks for taking the time to write a great review of your trip, its always nice to receive feedback from divers, I will make sure Sarah gets to see your review. Hope to see you diving with us again real soon. Many thanks from me and the entire team at Dressel Divers Paraiso Warm regards, Paul Flower More

Portage, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am always skeptical to dive at these resorts because you never know what you are getting in to, However, the dive guides (Jake, Tobey, and Ella) were great, friendly, and very safety conscious. We were even able to see three sea turtles on our dive! Be warned, most of these dives are drift dives! That was a new experience... More

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and thanks for your great word about our Dive Masters, Tobi, Ella and Jake send their warm regards and we hope to see you again real soon for lots more turtles and some nice drifting in the beautiful carribean Thankyou from the team at Playa Paraiso Paul Flower More

Mansfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had been PADI certified about 6 years ago and hadn't been diving since then. I approached the staff at Dressel Divers to get refreshed and be able to dive again on vacation at the Grand Paraiso. Every single person I encountered from Dressel was fantastic. Friendly, helpful, reassuring and welcoming. Everyone remembers your name and treats you as if... More

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Many thanks for your review, it was our pleasure to have you diving with us here in Paradise. The crew is very happy to hear from you and can´t wait to be able to welcome you back! Keep diving and we hope to see you real soon Warm regards, Paul Flower More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great dive team. I did a pool review and then we did two dives. They take great care of you and make sure everyone is safe while seeking the best dive experiences. Booking online in advance helps make it affordable and confirm your reservation. Toby was great!!

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi Katie! Many thanks for your review, its always nice to hear some great words. Toby send a big HELLO and he´s very happy to hear from you! We hope to see you again real soon here in Paradise Warm regards Paul Flower More

Midland, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A million thanks to the fantastic staff at Dressel Divers at Barcelo Palace Maya Riviera! Maby help set up our dive in Cozumel. She was amazing!! We couldn't have asked for better customer service! She was so friendly and knowledgeable; we knew we would be in good hands. Our dive masters were very professional and extremely confident and knowledgeable. They're... More

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DRESSELDIVERS, Manager at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi guys, How nice to hear from you. Everything ok, back home? We are happy to see you enjoy our Cozumel diving. Here, like always. Enjoying every single day of the wonders we have. Hopefully some day you can return and we can keep on showing you the beauties of this side of the Caribbean. (Including Maby, we will do... More

Bathgate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Dressel are the in-house dive company for Iberostar hotels. They try to keep the service and kit at a level commensurate with a high end hotel chain, which is nice after having some dodgy experiences with tiny local dive companies in some places. Another good point is that if you pre-book your dives or lessons you get a healthy discount,... More

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DRESSELDIVERS, Manager at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Good morning Kenny, Once again it was a pleasure to have you diving with us here in Paraiso, thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again real soon, maybe for your Instructor course? The whole team at Paraiso is awaiting your return See you soon Paul Dressel Divers Team, Iberostar Paraiso More

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