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Iberostar Tucán

5 star hotel
Avenida Xanan-Ha, Lote Hotelero No. 2, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710, Mexico
350 rooms
FREE Internet

Dressel Divers Playa del Carmen

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Iberostar Tucán is a luxury beachfront resort offering Cenote dives and shark encounters which are must for anyone visiting Mexico
  • Drift diving makes it easy to float from one turtle to the next and glide along deep walls. This very same current also ensures great visibility!
  • Between dives you can paddle around in a kayak, explore ancient ruins or indulge in a massage, then refuel in one of five 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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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Jul 30, 2020

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Dressel Divers – CORONAVIRUS LETTER Dressel Divers has always maintained that our guest’s safety as well as that of our team, is of primary importance. In our world, as we navigate through this pandemic, we are increasing our health and safety protocols in order for our guests and our teams to feel safe on our trips. New protocols: Before guest arrival: • The dive centre will be fogged with a hospital grade disinfectant • All touch surfaces will be thoroughly wiped down and disinfected • All dive equipment and vessels will be thoroughly disinfected Arrival at Hotel: • Upon arrival at the hotel each guest will have their temperature taken. If anyone has a temperature above 100.4 F or displaying flu-like symptoms they will be asked to self isolate. The guest luggage and shoes will be fogged • Masks and gloves are available to each guest on arrival and throughout the trip Throughout your trip: • Each day every team member will have their temperature taken and it will be logged • Team members will be wearing masks throughout the trip. We have disposable masks available for guests (free) as well as Dressel Divers logo’d masks for sale. • All touch surfaces such as handrails, door handles etc will be disinfected a minimum of twice daily • All common areas and rooms will be disinfected twice a day • Throughout the dive centre and hotels and in each room, we will provide hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, as well as tissues. • All garbage cans will be emptied a minimum of twice daily We ask all guests to use drops or provided anti-fog in their masks as there is no common rinse tank anymore If during your trip any guest or team member that has a high temperature or exhibits flu-like symptoms they will be required to Self Isolate We are committed to ensuring everyone stays safe and healthy, but we also want to ensure that everyone has their most memorable trip. After the last few months we are all anxious to get back in the water and get back to work, and we are definitely looking forward to welcoming you soon!
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Dates & Prices

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

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

2. CONFIRMATION

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

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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: 15%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: if you cancel 37 days or more you will lose 15%, if you cancel between 37 and 22 days prior to arrival you will lose 95%, if you cancel 22 days or less before your trip you will lose 100%.


SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: For bookings made after 31st July 2020, if you cancel 7 days, or more, before your trip you will be charged 0%, if you cancel less then 7 days before your trip you will be charged 100%.

Explore diving around the Iberostar Tucán

Best dive sites in Yucatán Peninsula

Punta Cancun – This is a popular spot with divers and provides access to several dive sites and some healthy coral reefs. Located at the eastern end of Cancun's hotel zone, the reefs contain colorful coral formations and you can hang out with a diverse array of marine life, including barracuda, rays and sharks. Punta Nizuc – This site is famous for its snorkeling and diving, thanks to an offshore reef that is rife with abundant marine life. Depths average 10 m/30 ft and the great visibility makes this a spectacular spot where divers meet lobster, groupers, rays, sergeant majors and a host of other marine life. At Punta Nizuc art meets coral reef conservation and divers can visit a statue of a young girl lying in a coral garden. She’s part of an underwater museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte, that’s well worth exploring. Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum – South of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a European vibe. Akumal and Tulum are seaside villages that offer a glimpse into the Yucatan of yesterday. Generally, the dive sites here are shallow with excellent visibility, and boat rides are as short as five minutes. You’re likely to see turtles, barracuda, stingrays, lobsters and nurse sharks. Pared Verde – Sloping rivers of sand divide sections of the wall which is well populated with coral, sponges and myriad macro invertebrates. Depths to 40 m/130 ft are possible and the currents can be strong. Larger pelagic species are frequently seen here, given the reef’s location in the middle of a sandy plain. Cenotes – If you want to try something truly special, dive a cenote. These deep, freshwater-filled sinkholes formed when the roofs of limestone caverns collapsed and filled with water. The Yucatan’s elaborate cenotes have intricate cave systems and underground tunnels that draw divers from around the globe. Many cenotes boast pristine turquoise waters and a beautiful array of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years.
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Snorkeling in Yucatán Peninsula

Non-divers will find plenty of reasons to enter the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. From shore, you’ll be able to access the region’s best reefs and even take a dip in a cenote. If you happen to be in the area from June to September, make sure to take a day trip to Isla Mujeres to snorkel with whale sharks. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish for something a little different.

What to see

Dolphins and sharks patrol the deeper waters, while stunning colorful fish hang out by the reefs. You will see eels and lobsters near overhangs, as well as plenty of eagle rays gliding through the shallows. If you dive in the mangroves you may even run across a manatee!

One of the major attractions to the underwater world of the Riviera Maya are the bull sharks that are attracted to the area’s crystalline waters between November and March. There’s also a chance of spotting green turtles, loggerhead turtles, whale sharks and sailfish during their respective migrations.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • This is the second ever dive certification organisation in the Americas and offers a Large variety of accessible dive sites
  • Enjoy the clear, calm and warm Caribbean seas all year round
  • 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 suberb facilities including a training pool, WiFi, classrooms, and a fish ID library
  • The jungle Cenotes are ideal for gaining cave of cavern certifications and the nitrox is free!

Description

Dressel Divers Playa del Carmen is the second ever dive certification organisation in the Americas. 

The colourful dive shop is set on the waterfront, steps from the boats moored on white sand beach. Facilities include a large selection of rental gear, spacious storage rooms, filling station, shaded outdoor areas, training pool, classrooms and a fish ID library. 

The dive team boasts a wealth of knowledge having dived around the local reefs for decades. 20+ dive sites are within convenient access, and the purpose-built dive vessels are spacious, shaded and fast. 

Daily dive trips depart for open water, cenotes and night dives. Trips depart in the morning and afternoon (8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, sunset). All boats come with AEDs, VHF radios, emergency oxygen, first aid kits and experienced captains. During season, bull shark and whale shark excursions are regular. 

A full range of PADI courses are offered including specialities like deep, cavern and photography. Opt for Nitrox at no additional cost. 
 

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DIVING SERVICES

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

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • 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
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Languages spoken

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

For your safety

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

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

Activities

  • Karaoke
  • Jet Skiing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Resort Description

The 5*All-Inclusive Iberostar Tucán Resort is located along the Mayan Riviera, surrounded by lush flora and wildlife. 

At this Green Globe certified resort, you can visit the world’s second largest barrier reef and dive with turtles, dolphins, barracuda, star fish, endemic toadfish, rays and nurse sharks. Whale sharks visit between May and September and cenote diving is a must for anyone diving in Mexico. Stay between November and mid-March for bull shark encounters.

Located on a white sand beach overlooking the Caribbean ocean, the resort provides a natural habitat for many species including monkeys, exotic birds and fish. Air-conditioned guestrooms offer airy living space and a private balcony or terrace with garden, jungle or ocean views. 

Savor Mexican and international flavours from four speciality a la carte and buffet restaurants, including a mix of open-air and air conditioned areas. Enjoy a cocktail at the beach lounge or swim-up bar. The resort offers land and water sports such kayaking, tennis, yoga, volleyball, aqua gym and jet skiing. A gym, spa and main swimming pool are open every day, and a theater hosts nightly shows. Dance classes and karaoke are included in your all-inclusive package. 

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How to get there

Arrival

  • Upon arrival at Cancun International Airport, the dive team will pick you up and bring you to the resort (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • The journey to the resort will take approximately one hour.

Departure

  • After check out, the dive team will be on hand to assist you with your bags and drive you back to the airport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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