Scuba diving in PLAYA DEL CARMEN with Dressel Divers

DRESSEL DIVERS PLAYA DEL CARMEN
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20% ONLINE DISCOUNT on the most amazing scuba diving in Playa Del Carmen. Our dive centers in Playa Del Carmen offer first-class scuba diving adventure. Playa Del Carmen is the scuba diving capital of the Yucatan, with a wealth of alternatives that allow us to better meet your dive expectations.

Scuba diving options are seemingly everywhere: along Playa Del Carmen’s coastline, in the nearby jungle and off the island facing it. Our dive services are particularly valuable when there is so much quality diving that guests want to take advantage of every possibility! Scuba diving the Yucatan jungle’s caverns is another reason for including Playa Del Carmen in your dive plans. Depending on the time of the year, visitors can even scuba dive with sharks.

Drift diving is very common in Playa del Carmen, making it easily to float effortlessly from one turtle to the next and glide along deep walls or towards a wreck. The very same current that carries divers along also ensures great dive visibility. Playa Del Carmen is a magical place for scuba divers.

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Playa del Carmen Dive Site Planner

MONDAY planning for the Iberostar Tucan & Quetzal Resort*

9:00 a.m. Cojinuda 66-82 feet / 20-25 meters
2:00 p.m. Gatas 40 feet / 12 meters

MONDAY planning for the Iberostar Paraiso Resort*

8:30 a.m. Arcos 99 feet / 30 meters
1:30 p.m. Manchones 39 feet / 12 meters

* See notes

TUESDAY planning for the Iberostar Tucan & Quetzal Resort*

9:00 a.m. Tarpón  59-79 feet / 18-24 meters
2:00 p.m. Baracuda 36-46 feet / 12-14 meters
Sunset Night dive (minimum 4 pax)

TUESDAY planning for the Iberostar Paraiso Resort*

8:30 a.m. Two-tank TO PLAYA! Tortugas 59 feet / 18 meters + Aquarios 42 feet / 13 meters
1:30 p.m. Punta Maroma 39 feet / 12 meters

* See notes

WEDNESDAY planning for the Iberostar Tucan & Quetzal Resort*

9:00 a.m. Sierra 79 feet  / 24 meters
2:00 p.m. Punta Piedra 39-46 feet / 12-14 meters

WEDNESDAY planning for the Iberostar Paraiso Resort*

8:30 a.m. Green Wall 89-99 feet / 20-30 meters
1:30 p.m. Manchones 39 feet / 12 meters

* See notes

THURSDAY planning for the Iberostar Tucan & Quetzal Resort*

9:00 a.m. Green Wall 79-99 feet / 24-30 meters
2:00 p.m. Tortuga 59 feet / 18 meters
Sunset Night dive (minimum 4 pax)

THURSDAY planning for the Iberostar Paraiso Resort*

8:00 a.m. Two-tank TO PLAYA! Mama Viña Wreck 89 feet / 27 meters + Baracuda 39-46 feet / 12-14 meters
1:30 p.m. Aquarios 42 feet / 13 meters

* See notes

FRIDAY planning for the Iberostar Tucan & Quetzal Resort*

9:00 a.m. Tortuga 59 feet / 18 meters
2:00 p.m. Upon request

FRIDAY planning for the Iberostar Paraiso Resort*

8:30 a.m. Trigger Valey 95 feet / 29 meters
1:30 p.m. Manchoncitos 36 feet / 11 meters

* See notes

SATURDAY planning for the Iberostar Tucan & Quetzal Resort*

9:00 a.m. Mama Viña Wreck 90 feet /27 meters
2:00 p.m. Baracuda 36-46 feet / 12-14 meters

SATURDAY planning for the Iberostar Paraiso Resort*

8:30 a.m. Maroma Profundo 99 feet / 30 meters
1:30 p.m. Gatas 39 feet / 12 meters

* See notes

SUNDAY planning for the Iberostar Tucan & Quetzal Resort*

9:00 a.m. Punta Piedra 39-46 feet / 12-14 meters
2:00 p.m. Tortuga 59 feet / 18 meters

SUNDAY planning for the Iberostar Paraiso Resort*

8:30 a.m. Trigger Valley 95 feet / 29 meters
1:30 p.m. Manchones 39 feet / 12 meters

* See notes

  • Although they may be modified in exceptional situations such as strong currents, weather, etc. dive sites and departure times are unlikely to vary much.
  • In the morning the dives depart at 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m. and the meeting time is 30 minutes pior to scheduled.
  • No need to plan your dive dates and times before arrival. Dives can be planned when you get there with our dive center staff.
  • The intention of Dressel Divers is that you never visit the same diving spot more than once unless you really want to do so.
  • Each trip to the reef is by comfortable boat and it takes approximately 10 minutes to get there.
  • Shore diving is not available.
  • Night dives are usually at
    • Jardines 40 feet / 12 meters
    • Moche 40 feet / 12 meters
  • Depending on the course module pending completion the corresponding pool session is planned for the morning or the afternoon.
  • Students dive in the morning and/or afternoon at one of the following sites:
    • Jardines 40 feet / 12 meters
    • Moche 40 feet / 12 meters
    • Chuchumbul  25 feet / 8 meters

Playa del Carmen Diving Excursions

Every day except for Sundays

Every day except for Sundays

Thursdays and Saturdays from November to mid-March

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from May to mid-September

Hotel & Resort Diving in Playa del Carmen

Iberostar Cozumel

Our Dive Store is POSITIONED ON THE VERY BEACH of the

***** Iberostar Quetzal ***** Iberostar Tucan

Avenida Xaman-Ha, Lote Hotelero Fracconamiento Playacar  numero 2, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico

***** Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar ***** Iberostar Paraiso Beach ***** Iberostar Paraiso Lindo ***** Iberostar Paraiso Maya ***** Iberostar Grand Paraiso

Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km. 309  Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico

VISIT & DIVE outings to join us can be set up from a many resorts along the Playa del Carmen hotel zone!

Why not take a walk & dive with Dressel Divers?

Many hotels are located on the same strech of beach, so that the Iberostar and Dressel Divers are just  short walk away.

  • Note: Diving equipment can be stored overnight at the dive center. 
Estimated walking time from: Minutes
Gala Resort Playacar  5
Occidental Allegro Playacar  15
Reef Playacar  10
Riu Lupita  10
Riu Palace Riviera May  10
Riu Playacar  10
Riu Tequila  10
Riu Yucatan  10
Occidental Royal Hideway Playacar  10
Sandos Caracol Eco beach and spa  5
Sandos Gala  5
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort  5
Viva Wyndham Azteca  5-10
Viva Wyndham Maya  5-10

Transfers

Not staying at the Iberostar Hotel, but would like to dive or take diving courses with Dressel Divers?

Take advantage of a transfer arrangement to join us for some scuba dives (exceptions may apply).

ALL-IN Transfers

Want to spend a full day at the resort? Sign up for an ALL-IN Transfer which includes lunch (buffet), unlimited drinks and use of the beach, pool and facilities.

Additional Visit & Dive ACTIVITIES

Snorkeling, waverunners, parasailing or banana rides for yourself or any non-divers joining you.

Hotels at Transfer Distance

Sign up for a transfer & dive with Dressel Divers! A number of resorts are within easy transfer distance! Why not join us with a VISIT & DIVE transfer arrangement (exceptions may apply)?

  • Note: Diving equipment can be stored overnight at Dressel´s dive center. 
Estimated transfer time from: Minutes
Adventure Spa Palace 10-15
Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda 25
Bravo Club El Mandarin  ?
Catalonia Playa Maroma  5
Desires resort ?
El Dorado Maroma  10
El Dorado Royale  10
Encanto Paseo del Sol (Deluxe Condo)  10
Excellence Playa Mujeres  15-20
Fairmont/Rosewood Mayacoba  15
Fiesta Americana (Riviera Maya)  ?
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach  30
Fishermans Village  10
Gran Porto Royal Resort & Spa  15
Granada Gardens ?
Grand Coco Bay  15
Grand Esmeralda by Blue Bay  10
Grand Mayan Riviera Maya  10
Grand Riviera Maya Princess  10-15
Grand Sunset Princess  10-15
Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya  10-15
H10 Hacienda Punta Coral  15-20
H10 Hacienda Punta Turquesa  15-20
H10 Ocean Maya  10-15
Hacienda Tres Rios  10-15
Hacienda Vista Real  10-15
Holiday Inn Playacar  15
Las Palapas  15
Mahekal Beach Resort  5
Maroma Resort and Spa  10
Mayan Palace Resort  5
Moon Palace Resort  20-25
Occidental Grand Flamenco  5
Occidental Grand Xcaret  5
Ocean Coral & Turquesa  20-30
Ocean Maya  15
Playacar Palace  5-10
Reef Cocobeach  15
Royal Haciendas  10-15
Sanos Select beach Resort and Spa  15

Scuba Diving in Playa del Carmen

Incredible diving
all year-round.
Average visibility:
+75 feet (+25 meters)
Coldest water temp.:
78.8 ºF (26 ºC)
Warmest water temp.:
87.8ºF (31 ºC)
Wetsuits (full) rentals:
1,2 inch / 3mm
Aluminum Tanks:
80 cubic feet (12 liters)
Full Tank :
+/- 3,000 psi (200 bar)
INT Connection,
DIN Adapters available

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