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Just a BAD DAY

Discussion in 'Mexico' started by Ed Hatfield, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Ed Hatfield

    Ed Hatfield Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario , Canada & Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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    A couple from London (Ontario) were at the Iberostar resort on Cozumel before Christmas. He was diving with the resort 'Dressel Divers'. They are associated with Iberostar and have a dive shop in each resort complex (world-wide where diving is available I believe). He wasn't impressed with the dive operation and provided the pictures to show why.

    Cozumel 001.jpg

    Cozumel 002.jpg

    Cozumel 003.jpg

    YES - THE BOAT SANK. Personally I prefer to do my diving OUTSIDE the boat. He went on to say that on the next day the group were left in the water for 45 minutes before being picked up at the end of the drift dive. I hope he got his money back. I have never used Dressel Divers because I've never stayed at an Iberostar. I'm sure this is not indicative of the operation as a whole.

    Anyways - I just thought this was worth a chuckle.
     
  2. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

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    Maybe the plan was to do a wreck dive? :idk:



    :D
     
  3. DCBC

    DCBC Banned

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    Great pics; thanks for sharing.
     
  4. gypsyjim

    gypsyjim I have an alibi ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: capital region of New York
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    :rofl3: Oh boy, a virgin wreck! :D

    A friend told me a stroy of diving off Kline Bonaire island quite some time back, when a boat passed them going down. Their boat! :popcorn: :popcorn: :rofl3:
    I'm sure he finds it much more amusing today than on that day
     
  5. scubawife

    scubawife Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NY
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    I didn't know Dressel had 6-packs in Cozumel. I've only seen their big boats at their dock and out on the dive sites. (and people usually complain/comment about them being a cattle boat operation.)
     
  6. Ed Hatfield

    Ed Hatfield Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario , Canada & Playa del Carmen, Mexico
    378
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    Scubawife,
    The info is second hand so I wasn't TOO hard on the dive op just in case I got it wrong. I'm pretty sure he said Coz and not Playa but it was an Iberostar. Funny no matter where it was.
     
  7. ednedfred

    ednedfred Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fayetteville, AR
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    I've used Dressel twice, once in Cozumel (one dive only) and once at the Iberostar in Playa (one dive only). That's why I dive with Blue Angel in Cozumel and Jason in Playa. Can't say enough BAD about Dressel.
     

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