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Dressel Divers Cozumel Alternatives

Discussion in 'General Travel and Vacation Discussions' started by rfield54, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. rfield54

    rfield54 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Avon, Colorado
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    My wife and I have stayed at Iberostar Cozumel and dove with Dressel many times over the years, but were wondering whether anyone out there has had experience with other dive operations while staying at Iberostar. (the Dressel boats are too crowded for our tastes)

    Thanks, Roy
     
  2. Dirty-Dog

    Dirty-Dog Frequently Censored ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Pueblo West, CO, USA
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    Aldora will pick you up on the pier. They have big tanks, small boats, pamper you, and match groups by experience/skill.
     
  3. robint

    robint Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
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    There is a whole COZUMEL Forum with thousands of posts on it, just up above in the Destinations section. You'll get more recommendations than you can imagine there...
     
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  4. rfield54

    rfield54 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Avon, Colorado
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll check out Aldora, and I went ahead and posted this question in the Cozumel forum . . .
     
  5. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
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    I use ProDive usually because they are on site at the Occidental and offer free Nitrox! If I were to use another op...

    Aldora
    Tres P
    Christy's op

    would be my 3 choices....but there are many many more equally as good....
     
  6. texasgingerbread

    texasgingerbread Angel Fish

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    My hubby has been diving with Dive with Martin for 20 years.
     
  7. rfield54

    rfield54 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Avon, Colorado
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    So what does that have to do with the original thread of having experience with other dive operations while staying at Iberostar?
     
  8. Coztick

    Coztick Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: calgary
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    DWM picks up at the Ibero frequently.
    I don't think Aldora does though.
     
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  9. npole

    npole Barracuda

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    Ibero pier isn't private? So unless those alt ops are paying for it, I don't see how they could pick you up there?
    Also, I see the crowded boat thing pain... but IMO the location is too convenient to go for another op (do they leave you using their facilities before and after the dive?).
     
  10. ReadyTo Dive

    ReadyTo Dive Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: United States
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    Not sure if Aldora is allowed to (or chooses to?) pick up from the IB pier but regardless if they do then a “+1” for diving with them while in Coz. from me. We’ve stayed at the IB in PDC and dove once with the onsite Dressel op while we were there - would not do it again.
     

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