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Dressel Divers Dive Center

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Iberostar Costa Dorada Hotel | Carretera Luperon km 4, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 321-392-2338
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Awesome service and expertise with a family atmosphere

Sasha, David, Andrea and boat crew were amazing. This truly is a family atmosphere. They started... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brady T
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Peterborough, Canada
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My Daughter and i are both experienced divers and pre booked our dives prior to our Holiday. Alli... read more

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Dressel Divers Puerto Plata is located in the Hotel Iberostar, one of the most prestigious hotel chains in the Caribbean. We are a Padi 5 stars Gold Palm Resort & a Padi Career Development Center, some of the highest standards in the dive industry. Our international team will take you, in small groups, to discover our best dive sites, always chosen depending sea conditions, visibility and experience. Our main dive areas are;local diving 5-10m by boat from our base at Iberostar Hotel,airport wall around 30m ride or Sosua Bay 35m ride. With 23 dive sites and good sea & weather conditions we’ll plan your perfect dive holiday. To get there we have our 150cc tween engine catamaran called Manati. We offer free taxi pick up for customers from other hotels.
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Iberostar Costa Dorada Hotel | Carretera Luperon km 4, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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+1 321-392-2338

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sasha, David, Andrea and boat crew were amazing. This truly is a family atmosphere. They started as instructors and service providers but finished as friends. If you are used to a large Dressel dive center operation, this is not it. Instruction and guiding from Sasha...More

Thank Brady T
Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi family, Thanks for the review. I agree 100% with your comments. This is not like the big Dressel dive centers, mainly because the hotel size and the amount of divers & snorkels that we have. Conditions are not the same either. The fact that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Daughter and i are both experienced divers and pre booked our dives prior to our Holiday. Alli can say is thank you Especially Andrea who looked after us out of the water, including supplying us with sea sick pills and David our guide who...More

Thank ANT S
Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tony, Thanks for your review and pics. Andrea (out of the water) and David (in the water) make a great combination. Sasha our beautiful South African instructor also helps to have everybody happy. Thanks again and congratulation in the 100th dives!!! Francesc

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Iberostar Costa Dorada with the family for a week. Since the hotel had a dive center on site I took the opportunity to do my PADI certification with my brother. Took advantage of the 20% off when you register in advance online....More

Thank Sylvain H
Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Sylvain, Thanks for the review & glad that everything went well. Nothing better than a relaxing holidays with the whole family in a nice hotel. The fact that in all our destinations we have our boats anchored in front of the hotel, helps enormously...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

My daughter and I went snorkeling with some divers to Sosua with Dressel. The staff is very friendly and the process of booking was smooth before hand as well (20% off if book before). We stayed at Iberostar Costa Dorada and the Dive centre was...More

Thank BJ M
Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Hi Guys, Thanks for review & glad that you like our staff. Payments before arrival or cash payments on site have nice discounts for families & groups. Next time send me a mail at francescredondo.dresseldivers.com and I'll keep you posted with the best snorkeling/diving conditions....More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Excellent team. General atmosphere is friendly and relax but at the same time the team is very professional. Andrea does a very good job for the logistic. Excellent dive masters (David and Sasha) who knows their diving sites really well and the different species who...More

Thank Billy S
Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi Bill, Thanks for the review. We are happy that you choose our dive centers for your diving holiday. We try to maintain the same level of service, security & quality throughout all the stores. Considering that some of our dive centers have better facilities...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great shop! They were very helpful with transportation (we stayed at a different resort), equipment, and the dive experience. Andrea scheduled our dives and made sure we had everything we needed. Our dive master, David (AKA Black Shark) was great! Knowing we were new divers,...More

Thank Christine C
Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi Christine, Thanks very much for the review and the great shot. I guess that that is Canyon dive site. David is a great professional that knows the reefs & marine life like no other. Andrea is the right person to pick you up in...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Book Friday morning trip.We woke up to pouring rain.Well you get wet in the sea so never mind.When we arrived at the first swim we were absolutely amazed at the clarity of the sea.We looked down and saw the scuba divers on the sea bed....More

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Hi Guys, Thanks for the review & glad that you enjoyed our snorkeling trip. With nice conditions it is amazing as you said. Sometimes people mixed up the preparation that divers need with “more attention”. We think that every now and then divers wants to...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Scheduled this full day tour from Hard Rock Punta Cana. They are located at Iberostar about 1.5 hours from Punta Cana. Pick you up in luxury air conditioned bus, drinks on board on way back. Once there, you pick up diving or snorkeling equipment, and...More

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Guys, Thanks very much for your review, it is truly a great trip. Sadly you posted it in our dive center in Puerto Plata, instead of the one in Punta Cana. No problem. It will help someone!!! I used to do that trip 3...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

I dove with the Indy group in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. They were based out of the Iberostar resort. First, I was a solo diver. Andrea made sure my driver Carlos was on time my resort to pick me up and then pick...More

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Hi Dani Thanks very much for your pics & review. I am glad that Jose help you out with the pictures. The airport wall is probably the favorite dive site for certified divers. With good visibility is without doubt the best dive site. The fact...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

The website doesn't have a lot of information and when I emailed with lots of questions only some of them were answered. One of the questions I specifically asked is what type of equipment do they provide. They specifically said snorkel vests. When we got...More

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Dear Cross family, Thanks very much for your extensive comments. It helps people. Our website has general information, any more precise questions are answered by our local managers. In your case, you contact me. You told me that you wanted to snorkel on Sunday the...More

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Sylvia L
6 March 2017|
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Response from DRESSELDIVERS | Property representative |
Hi, The minimum age to undertake a diving course would be 10 years old, but from 8 they could enjoy this wonderful sport by undertaking the Bubblemaker, so your child would be okay to try out this fascinating sport. If you... More
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Rachelle S
21 October 2016|
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Response from DRESSELDIVERS | Property representative |
Hello, If you wish to contact us you will find a link to our website and our email adress on the top right part of this page, right below the location map or for more information on the price of snorkel excursions or diving... More
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Rachelle S
21 October 2016|
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Response from Francesc R | Property representative |
Hi Rachelle, Thanks for contacting us. Due to the distance & your arrival time it is not possible to accommodate cruise visitors, except if you spend a couple of nights in Puerto Plata. We would love to but it is very... More
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