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Iberostar Cozumel

5 star hotel
Carretera Costera Sur Km. 17782, El Cedral, Cozumel, Q.R. 77710, Mexico
293 rooms
FREE Internet

Dressel Divers Iberostar Cozumel

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Iberostar Cozumel is a luxury beachfront resort with its own specialized dive center offering some of the best shark diving in Mexico
  • Discover the unique cenotes and dive with the giant whale sharks and bull sharks that are drawn to the fresh water
  • Between dives you can paddle around in a kayak, explore ancient ruins or indulge in a massage, then refuel in one of three restaurants
  • This is a true 5* experience, combining the rustic with the luxury and striking the ideal balance between adventure and relaxation
  • As a certified Green Globe Eco Hotel, you can enjoy the Caribbean's warm waters and 35 m visibility while making a positive contribution to the planet
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 10%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

Free cancellation until 30 days before trip start. 

Explore diving around the Iberostar Cozumel

Best dive sites in Cozumel

Punta Sur Reef – This is a fascinating, ethereal dive consisting of a deep wall with caverns and fissures. The appropriately qualified may enter one of the larger cavern systems and follow it down a sand chute to 27 m/90 ft where there’s a complex system of coral tunnels and caverns that are absolutely bursting with life.

The Devil’s Throat – This site is best enjoyed with an experienced local divemaster. The deeper walls have whip corals spiraling out into the depths, and large black corals. There are also small, brightly colored gorgonian sea fans and sea whips, including the devil’s sea whip.

Palancar Garden – Divers of all levels will enjoy the slight-to-moderate current that carries them along while exploring the many finger coral formations here. This strip reef is about 20 m/66 ft wide and dissected by many fissures and caverns. Within the many sheltered areas, divers can spot huge stovepipe sponges stretching out from the reef and black coral in the deeper areas. Fish such as juvenile yellow head wrasse hide in the deep yellow tubes at night for protection and sightings of butterflyfish, angelfish, parrotfish and damselfish are frequent.

Santa Rosa Wall – This is a high voltage drift dive along a sheer wall. The wall begins at about 15 m/50 ft and the current carries divers past ledges, overhangs, massive sponges and fire coral. Divers regularly encounter large pelagic fish, turtles and spotted eagle rays.

Columbia Wall – This is a relatively remote site which divers frequently share with eagle rays, turtles and large barracuda. A healthy coral reef crowns a steep drop off, and massive coral pinnacles rise 15 m/50 ft from the bottom. Nurse sharks prowl the reefs and walls, which seem to drop straight down to the infinite depths.

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Snorkeling in Cozumel

Snorkeling is essential to any vacation in Cozumel. From shore, you’ll be able to access the the island’s lush walls and reefs - just be mindful of the strong currents. Local guides will be happy to assist you with a snorkeling expedition by boat into the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish that may interest the more adventurous divers.

What to see

With the heavy currents that produce the area's excellent drift dives, divers regularly spot a plethora of pelagic species. Be careful not to lose your regulator as you gape at the menagerie of animals that will pass you by. One of the major attractions in the area are the bull sharks that are attracted to the Playa del Carmen’s crystalline waters between November and March annually. These sites are an easy day trip from Cozumel.

Eagle rays are another common addition to log books after visiting Cozumel. There’s also a chance of spotting green turtles, loggerhead turtles, whale sharks and sailfish during their respective migrations. The healthy Cozumel reefs also play host to a variety of tropical species. Vigilant divers may spot lobsters, groupers, stingrays, sergeant majors as well as hundreds of colorful fish.

Dive Center


  • This dive team have over 20 years' experience with area-specific knowledge to share
  • Take part in a whale shark excursion between May and September and from November through to mid-March you can dive with wild bull sharks
  • Easy access to over 20 local reef dive sites, free nitrox and superb facilities including a training pool, WiFi, accessories shop, and fish ID library
  • Take your scuba diving to the next level with technical and free-diving courses, as well as the in-house PADI Career Development Center


Dressel Divers Iberostar Cozumel has been in operation for over 20 years and offers exceptional underwater experiences in this beautiful slice of paradise.

Enjoy daily trips to over 20 local reef dive sites, offering a broad variety of marine life including dolphins, nurse sharks, barracuda, star fish, sea lions and rays. Whale sharks arrive in the region in May and sea turtles are present year-round!

Facilities include spacious storage rooms, classrooms, a fish ID library, a dive accessory shop, free WiFi, a filling station and a training pool. A range of rental gear is available for rent, including dive computers. 

The center has its own PADI Career Development Center and offers beginner to pro-level training. Many speciality courses are offered including technical diving, nitrox, free-diving, cavern and drift diving. 

All instructors, guides and boat captains have a solid understanding of the local seas. Purpose built dive boats have emergency oxygen, first aid kits, AEDs and VHF radios.

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Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station
  • Din/Int Adapters

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Technical Diving Courses
  • Other Specialties

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi Green Star Award

Resort Amenities


  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Idr)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Amenities & services

  • Camera Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Hiking

Resort Description

Iberostar Cozumel Resort is on the south west coastline of Cozumel Island, overlooking the National Marine Park.

As proud holders of the Green Globe Ecologic Hotel Certification, this beachfront resort offers tropical gardens, clear seas and colorful guestrooms. In a week of diving, you're likely to see sharks, moray eels, turtles, dolphins, endemic toadfish and hundreds of species of fish and coral. 

All guestrooms include hammocks and private patios or floral balconies. Each space comes with two double beds or a king-sized bed, WiFi, air-conditioning, a safe, TV and coffee/tea making facilities. 

Choose from three restaurants and three bars, offering buffet and a la carte dining in an open-air or air-conditioned setting. Buffet breakfast is served daily and a variety of international and local cuisines are available for lunch and dinner. 

Kayak, play tennis, or go sailing or head to the spa for a holistic treatment. The in-house theatre hosts regular shows and cultural, historical and nature-based excursions run regularly. 


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How to get there


  • The best airports to fly into are Cozumel Airport or Cancun Airport.
  • Upon collecting luggage and clearing customs follow the signs for “Ground Transportation” once you exit the airport Meet with CozuShuttle representative Jose (turqoise shirt) outside the doors, he will be expecting you and organize your  hassle free transfer to the hotel
  • If arriving in Cancun, upon collecting luggage and clearing customs follow the signs for “Ground Transportation” .When you arrive at the area where all the representatives are waiting if terminal 3 please head for the bar “Margaritaville” if terminal 4 please head to the “Welcome Bar” this is where your driver will be waiting holding the normal arrival board displaying the lead guests name
  • Check in is from 3 pm.


  • Check out is by 12 noon.
  • After check out, a member of the team will take you back to either Cozumel or Cancun Airport. 


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