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Address: Iberostar Paraiso, Playa del Carmen 77600, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 321 392 2338
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Description: DRESSEL DIVERS is the company chosen by the prestigious Iberostar Hotel...
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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Awesome Dive trip!

I just returned from Playa Del Carmen, and the dive shop run by Dressel Divers at the Ibirostar Paraiso Del Mar is awesome! The staff, dive masters, the equipment guy the boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Frank L
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I just returned from Playa Del Carmen, and the dive shop run by Dressel Divers at the Ibirostar Paraiso Del Mar is awesome! The staff, dive masters, the equipment guy the boat captain and everyone else there truly went above and beyond to make our diving experience the very best it can be. If it sounds like I'm going a... More 

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DRESSELDIVERS, Manager at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi Frank, Many thanks for your kind words, as always it was great to see you and Bill back diving with us again. The whole team send you their best wishes and we hope to see you soon. P.S maybe before the next trip buy a clip for that Go Pro. He he Kind regards, Paul flower More 

Flat Rock, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We tried the free scuba experience in the Iberostar pool. I loved it, it was my first time with the scuba tank on, though it took some persuasion by the friendly Dressel staff. My boys (9 and 11) loved the experience in the pool and begged me to sign up for an excursion. It is convenient because the Dressel shop... More 

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DRESSELDIVERS, Manager at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for your kind words about our excursions and our guides! Tobias always takes great pleasure in showing visitors the natural wonders we have in the area! We hope to see you soon and next time you should definitely go Scuba diving! Kind regards Paul flower More 

Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had and absolutely great experience with Dressel while at the Iberostar in Mexico last week. Noah, Theo, JC (Juan Carlos) all are great representatives for Dressel. Noah and JC were very professional and helped me get through my open water dives to become certified. I would highly recommend Dressel to anyone interested in diving, they are very accommodating and they... More 

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DRESSELDIVERS, Manager at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Many thanks for your kind words and congratulations on your open water certification! Everyone sends you their best wishes and we look forward to seeing you at one of our locations very soon! Dressel Divers Paraiso team More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great place just in front of the Iberostar Paraíso hotels. You can walk in with your swimming-suit and the have got everything you need. The place itself is cool and the staff is great, friendly and also really professional. Pablo, the instructor I had, is cool and clear with the explanations he gave us. He is also really serious with... More 

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Good Morning! Thank you for your kind review of our dive center. Here at Paraiso we work hard to make sure your first diving experience is a memorable one, and of course a safe one. We will take your thoughts into consideration and hopefully we will see you back diving with us in the future. With regards, The Playa Paraiso... More 

East Lansing, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I just returned from my trip to Playa Del Carmen and my favorite part was diving with Dressel. It was my first time scuba diving even though I have grown up snorkeling. My first two dives were with JC and they were awesome. He was very friendly and patient when dealing with 4 beginners. Noah was also extremely helpful and... More 

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Good morning Amanda! ;-) Congratulations again on getting your scuba diver cert. We enjoyed having you here in paraiso and are looking forward to seeing you back to finish your Open Water certification. With regards, The Playa Paraiso Team More 

Port Byron, IL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We dove with Dressel the beginning of this March. The staff are excellent! The boat is ok, more like a pontoon, but it worked. The water is rough and not as clear as Cozumel. That is not the dive operation's fault. The team was great. Very friendly, helpful and safety minded. We saw a lot of beginners taking lessons and... More 

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Good morning! Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you diving with us and are looking forward to seeing you back in the future, for some double tank dives. With regards, The Playa Paraiso Team ;-) More 

Rockton, Illinois
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

As a first time let us say "baby boomer" beginning diver , Bill Becker was amazing. He was enthusiastic, informative and supportive. They have a great team at Dresser but he made the experience successful and on the repeat list for me!!!

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi Linda! ;-) Thank you for your kind feedback, Bill was very happy to hear from you and is expecting you to come to finish your PADI scuba diver and upgrade it to the PADI Open Water Diver. Was great to have you here and we can't wait to see you again! Regards from all the Dressel Divers Playa del... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The crew at Dressel were professional and friendly - perfect for a first-time diver! Bettina from our resort was absolutely amazing in booking us in for our dives, and Amy and Roger were great instructors. As a newbie, I felt totally safe and confident. Would absolutely recommend Dressel to anyone heading down to Mexico and wanting to dive.

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi Irene! Thank you for take a minutes to write this review. We are proud that you have had a great experience with us. Hope see you soon again in Mexico and dive another great time! ;) Dressel Divers Paraiso. More 

Stoughton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is my second year of staying at Iberostar Paraiso and diving with Dressel. The shop is great and the people are even better. Everyone on the staff is supper nice and I have made some great friends. Looking forward to coming back next year!

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hey Norm, It was great having you back diving with us. As always we are looking forward to seeing you again next time or maybe comming to see any of our other bases around the carribean. Cheers ;-) Paul More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I'm a certified diver, but I don't have a ton of experience. I dove on 2/26 with JC as my dive master /guide. He says he's only been an instructor for 3 months, but I don't believe that. He acts like he's been at it for years and years. He was extremely helpful and patient. I can only hope to... More 

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DRESSELDIVERS, Gerente at Dressel Divers, responded to this review

Hi William! We are very proud of your words. We work every day in order that you enjoy in this wonderful diving world. Juan Carlos is very grateful for your special words towards him, as the whole staff of Dressel of Paraíso. We just waiting you come back to dive for these spectacular places. Greeting! Dressel Divers Staff More 

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