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Dressel Divers Dive Center

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Address: 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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Dressel Divers Puerto Plata is located in the Hotel Iberostar, one of the...

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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Professional and friendly dive center

I took a family vacation to Puerta Plata and booked 4 dives with Dressel Dive Center. From start to finish, it was a very pleasant experience. Andrea was very kind and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
gul95
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New York

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a family vacation to Puerta Plata and booked 4 dives with Dressel Dive Center. From start to finish, it was a very pleasant experience. Andrea was very kind and resourceful and a pleasure to deal with at the center. She also accompanied the driver for pickups at the hotel (transportation to and from is highly recommended). Peter and... More 

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi family, Thanks for the review and glad that you enjoy our professionalism. Peter is one of the best instructors that I have seen in my career. Happy to have him in our team. Andrea always transmitting the genuine Dominican welcome. Take care & see you soon. Francesc More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome and professional dive center. Peter, David and Sasha are wonderful and experienced pros that will make sure you are safe, while seeing every bit of the aquatic life that the country has to offer. My kids completed their open water certification there and were taught the art of scuba the right way. Andrea was exceptional at... More 

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Alfred, Thanks for your kind review. We are happy that everything went well with your kid’s certification & your dives. Good sea conditions and superb international team of dive professionals helps. Happy always to have such team working with me. Thanks again & enjoy your future dives together with your family. You know where we are. Send me an... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Dove 3 times and was treated very well by the team. Pick up and drop off was effecient and on time. Went to several sites.

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, Thanks for the review. Glad that you” was treated well”, that is the idea!!! The pickup services are “normally” on time. Sometimes, especially for your guys from further away hotels it is more complicated because the traffic in the city is “complex’. Hundreds of motorbikes & vehicles and “no rules” rule. The road is wild, unpredictable and scary,... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I booked ahead with Dressel in Valencia. They responded promptly and clearly. I booked a "shrimp" package (5 dives + 1) and a refresher course in the pool. Staff at the Diving center (David, Andrea, Peter, Beta) were friendly, resourceful and professional. Diving instructions were given prior to dive. Materials were prepared ahead. The equipment was fine, although some diving... More 

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hello Alain, Thanks for your comments. We are glad that you find our team “friendly, resourceful and professional. It is a nice mix. A refresher in the pool is the perfect way to get back in the water after sometime without diving. It makes you more comfortable. Happy that you are choosing our company in other destinations. Next time Jamaica!!!... More 

Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Such a fantastic experience in Puerto Plata with Dressel Divers! I spend my week with Francesc and his team and took my PADI Open Water Certificate. The conditions were extremely nice with good visibility and the instruction by Leah and Sebastian was very professional. The whole crew was so nice and I was welcomed with such a kind hospitality. Special... More 

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thanks for the review. We are happy that everything went well with your certification Open Water. It was a pleasure for us to have you and you cabin crew here. Send me a mail when you are planning to come. Regards & thanks again. Francesc More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Excellent diving with the dressel diving team Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.. Helpful, polite, knowledgeable and great fun. Good quality safe equipment. Sadly the visibility was not brilliant due to the silt run off following the flooding.

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Denise, Thanks for the review. Yes, you are right visibility was “not brilliant” due to a lot of rain. Normally every day we choose the dive sites depending on experience of the divers, sea conditions & visibility. Not every dive site has the same characteristics. Some are more protected by the coast line, others have deep rocky bottoms, other... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I took my advanced diver certification with Leah at Dressel Divers in Puerto Plata, D.R. It was an amazing experience, for a first time diving in Caribbean. From the initial contact booking online with Marjon in Spain, to the on-site everything was professionally handled and in a friendly manner. The customer service they provide is outstanding. Andrea and the rest... More 

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Thanks for the review. We are glad that everything went well. Rain and “funny” sea conditions are increasingly common recently. The previous years we had long periods of time without any rain and perfect sea conditions. The northern part of the island is the most mountainous and wetter that is why we have such an exuberant vegetation. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is my third time diving with Dessel in Puerto Plata. Although I have dove in the South Pacific, Puerto Plata does not quite compare, however I love the experience of being under water. Andrea and Tony always takes care of everything and diving with Leah and David, I felt very safe always having a wonderful experience under water. I... More 

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Tanya, Thanks for the review. Nice to hear that you had a good time and felt safe. See you soon Happy New Year Francesc More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The experience from first contact throughout the course was excellent. Irene in the Spanish office was very helpful and easy to communicate with. On site in Puerto Plata, Andrea made sure I´m taken care of. Great job done by all the local team members. Leah - my drive instructor for the AOWD course - was very professional and supportive. Hope... More 

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Andy, Thanks for the review. Our super girls team in Spain central office do an excellent job providing information to all of you that want to check things out before coming to Puerto Plata or any of our many dive centers. Always you can contact me directly at francescredondo dresseldivers.com for more detail info. We wish you a Happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Everything about Dressel has been great!! Booking with Isabel in Spain was easy as she is very helpfull. The welcome we got from Andrea at the dive centre was like turning up at a friends house, she's lovely! Our instructor, Bruno was excellent! Got me through open water and advanced open water in a two week holiday! The diving is... More 

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Francesc R, Manager at Dressel Divers Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Jason, Thanks very much for the review. Congratulations for your Open Water & Advanced Certifications. Nice to see people doing the most of their holiday. A few days after you left a massive school of dolphins “escorted” the boat on the way back to Puerto Plata from the Airport wall. Nice to see our waters alive & kicking!!! I... More 

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