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Resort 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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  • 15% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
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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. 


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 metres/90 feet where there’s a complex 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 metres/66 feet 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 metres/50 feet 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 metres/50 feet from the bottom. Nurse sharks prowl the reefs and walls, which seem to drop straight down to the infinite depths.

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 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 adventurers among us.

What to see

With the heavy currents that produce the excellent drift dives in the area, divers regularly spot a plethora of pelagic species. Be careful not to loose 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

Highlights

  • 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

Description

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.
 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

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

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • Upon arrival at Cancun International Airport, you should catch a taxi to the resort. Just ask for 'Iberostar Cozumel'. 
  • The journey to the resort will take approximately 30 minutes. 
  • Check in is from 3 pm.

Departure

  • Check out is by 12 noon.
  • After check out, a staff member will be on hand to assist you with your bags and help you catch a taxi back to the airport.

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