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Super All-Inclusive Cozumel Group Trip 2024

$1,999.00

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Super All-Inclusive Cozumel Group Trip 2024 

Join us in May 2024 in one of Mexico's best diving destinations, Cozumel. This year-round diving destination is known for its drift dives, excellent visibility, and vibrant marine life.

 

Why Join This Trip?

  • Super all-inclusive at Iberostar Resort, the Island’s best all-inclusive.
  • Amazing beach, 3 pools, beautiful grounds, super all-inclusive so all activities, food, snacks, and all alcoholic drinks included. Great for couples, friends and families.
  • We have our own boat so we dive when and where we like and avoid other groups.
  • Only 6 divers per guide. We’re just a few minutes away from Cozumel’s best dive sites.
  • Free optional daily underwater photography workshops.
 
 

 May 11 - 18, 2024

Trip Leader: Linda Zath

7 Nights:

Standard Room: Double Occupancy - $1,999 p/p, Single Occupancy - $2,699 p/p

Oceanview Room: Double Occupancy - $2,325 p/p, Single Occupancy - $3,199 p/p

Oceanfront Room: Double Occupancy - $2,375 per person/ Single Occupancy - $3,275 p/p

Suite: Double Occupancy - $2,499 p/p, Single Occupancy - $3,475 p/p

  

3 Best Trips ever for Couples! (This trip is one of them)

 

Trip Overview

Our Cozumel underwater photo workshop offers an unforgettable underwater experience with its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life. Located off the coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Cozumel boasts some of the world's most stunning coral reefs, attracting divers of all skill levels. Drift diving is particularly popular here, allowing divers to effortlessly glide along the currents while observing colorful fish, turtles, and even the occasional nurse shark. The warm waters and excellent visibility make Cozumel a diver's paradise, while the island's laid-back atmosphere and stunning coastal scenery add to the overall charm of the diving destination.

With Dressel Divers' comfortable boats and professional services, this future trip promises an extraordinary underwater adventure you'll cherish forever. Stay at the all-inclusive 4-star Iberostar Cozumel resort, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and exotic wildlife and indulge in delightful buffet meals with changing themes and savor the flavors at the resort's a la carte restaurants. 

Cozumel Turtle 2023 by Nirupam Nigam Cozumel Reef and diver 2023 by Nirupam Nigam

Read about our 2021 Cozumel trip.

To learn more about Cozumel, check out our destination guide here.

Check out this cool video from diving Cozumel.

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Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • 5 days of 3 tank boat dives
  • Nitrox for nitrox-certified divers
  • Small 6:1 guide ratio
  • Daily photo workshops
  • Roundtrip Cozumel Airport (CZM) transfers

 

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • $5 per diver per day marine park fee payable on site
  • $1 per tank chamber donation fee payable on site
  • Gratuities

 

12 More Reasons To Join This Trip?

from CEO, Scott Gietler, following his Nov 2023 Cozumel trip:

  • We have a private boat, so we can dive the best sites whenever we want.
  • We are staying at Cozumel's best resort, Iberostar.
  • Resort is all-inclusive! This means all food, drinks, alcohol, activities. Everything! Even sushi!
  • The resort is beautiful, featuring a distinctly tropical ambiance enhanced by stunning gardens and plants, and plenty of shade. It boasts three pools equipped with swim-up bars and a truly delightful white sand beach.
  • The on-site Dive shop, Dressel Divers, operates exceptionally well. It offers great tank fills, with Nitrox available, and boasts well-equipped boats providing ample shade.
  • Meals are buffet-style, which means you can eat quickly if you want. But the food selection is huge, and the food is tasy. They also have three sit-down à la carte restaurants.
  • We'll have the best guides, who won't rush us during the dives, and who will find us small stuff and big stuff.
  • Eagle rays! Nurse sharks! Seahorses! Eels, octopus, toadfish, arrow crabs, reef sharks, turtles, beautiful angelfish, schools of jacks.
  • The resort is super close to Cozumel's best dive sites - Palancar Reef and Cedral. Palancar is so amazing, huge sponges, pinnacles and swim-throughs!
  • A sprawling resort with abundant amenities - you won't experience any waiting in lines at this resort! It never feels crowded. You won't have to wait for food, drinks, etc.
  • Best rental gear in the world! Dressel Divers has all Scubapro rental gear, no need to bring your own BCD or reg!
  • Great for non-divers, bring your partner, they will never be bored. Ask for special prices for non-divers.
  • FREE optional photo workshop.

 

Trip Type

This trip is a PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. It will be led by one of our photo instructors and will include daily underwater photography tutorials, in-water photography support, and one-to-one advice and guidance as required.

What to expect from our Photo Workshops

  • Daily photo workshops - Your photo instructor will schedule seminars each day on topics including, but not limited to, equipment type and selection, the concept of underwater photography, lighting and composition techniques, and post-processing. They will also include additional topics relevant to the location and your experience.
  • In-water support - Where possible, each dive group will spend time underwater with the photo instructor, receiving in-water support and guidance on their shooting techniques.  Participants can also request in-water assistance during the workshop and the photo instructor will do his or her best to accommodate all requests. 
  • Consecutive days of practice & review - Each day you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques and skills learned in the previous day’s tutorials. If you are new to underwater photography you will likely see a vast improvement in just a few days.
  • Daily photo image reviews - You are strongly encouraged to bring your laptop, a thumb drive, edit your photos, and submit your shots for review from both the instructor and your peers. These are fun and interactive sessions encouraging you to improve throughout the trip.
  • Quality time with fellow photographers - Both new and experienced photographers from past workshops have expressed the advantages of joining a trip with like-minded divers with a passion for underwater photography.
  • Suitable for everyone - New and experienced photographers are welcome on all our trips. Gain the necessary skills to start shooting great photos, increase your confidence in finding the best underwater shots, or hone specific skills. We also encourage non-photographers to join, as many of them really enjoy the daily photo reviews, learning about underwater photography, and some have even returned to a photo workshop with an underwater camera setup!

Enjoy free, unlimited access to a wealth of knowledge and advice from your photo instructor.

Workshop syllabus:

Bluewater's Cozumel workshop with Linda Zath is about learning to shoot wide angle or macro to create stunning images of marine life and the vibrantly colored underwater landscapes that Cozumel offers! The workshop will include 1 pre-trip Zoom meeting and 6 days of 60-minute presentations and guest image reviews. Instruction will take the form of Powerpoint presentations, informal group discussions, one on one training, streaming live demonstrations (e.g., using programs like lightroom), and underwater help.

Linda is proficient in Adobe Lightroom Classic and will be covering the following topics through live demonstrations during the workshop. Topics will cover how to quickly organize and manage your images, creating an efficient workflow, basic image editing, setting white balance, HSL colour enhancement, utilizing masks for spot removal or to make an image pop, and defining presets to reduce repetitive tasks. 

Underwater help will be available pending ocean currents and dive conditions. Linda will be available in the evenings, after the presentations, for one-on-one Lightroom editing help. 

  • Day 1  will cover wide-angle photography, understanding the exposure triangle, how to use your histogram, Snell’s window (who’s window?), sunbursts, and underwater compositions. Q&A
  • Day 2  will cover lighting and strobe fundamentals, various strobe positions, how to shoot with a single strobe, how to prevent backscatter, and how to use TTL vs manual power. Q&A
  • Day 3  will cover macro photography, depth of field (DOF), Bokeh, how to get sharp images, macro compositions, and fish portraits (capturing the personality). Q&A 
  • Day 4  will cover Lightroom editing, how to import images, organize and manage images, creating an efficient workflow, basic image editing, and setting white balance. Q&A
  • Day 5 - Lightroom editing - HSL colour enhancement, spot removal, utilizing masks to make an image pop, exporting, and defining presets to reduce repetitive tasks. Using Topaz to sharpen or denoise an image. Q&A
  • Day 6 On the final evening, day 6, we will have a guest image review of 5 best images or 2-minute video from each guest. Guests can also discuss their key learning from the workshop.

 

About Iberostar Cozumel And Dressel Divers

Located in one of the best snorkeling and diving locations in the world, Iberostar Cozumel is sure to offer guests an unforgettable vacation. This all-inclusive 5-star dive resort located along the Mexican Riviera perfectly combines rustic elements with modern accents that are featured in its bungalow suites. With a beautiful beachfront location and thriving greenery, this all-inclusive resort is the perfect getaway from families, friends, and couples. 

Iberostar Cozumel Iberostar Cozumel

Iberostar Cozumel Iberostar Cozumel

Iberostar Cozumel offers guests beautiful bungalow styled rooms that combine both rustic and modern elements. Guests can choose between the 12 room categories available which range from rooms with direct beach access to ones with their own private pool. Each room includes all-inclusive access, comfort, as well as a private patio and hammocks to enjoy Mexico's Caribbean.

 Iberostar Cozumel Iberostar Cozumel

See more details and customer reviews on the Iberostar Cozumel.

 

Dressel Divers is the company chosen by the prestigious Iberostar Hotel chain for the last twenty years to run diving activities on the premise of its luxury hotels in the Caribbean, to ensure that this service has the same quality as the hotels. Dressel Divers have a dive center directly on the beach of Iberostar Cozumel Hotel.

Iberostar Cozumel Iberostar Cozumel

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Flight Information

Flying to Cozumel is easy thanks to many visiting tourists. Several airlines offer direct flights into Cozumel International Airport (CZM), and from there it's a quick shuttle to the dive resort.

The other alternative is to fly into Cancun and then take a ferry down to Cozumel. This also presents the opportunity to visit Playa Del Carmen - a great option for those who would like to cover a bit more ground or dive the Cenotes.  

Guests can arrive at any time on May 11 and depart any time on May 18.

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About The Trip Leader

Linda Zath has been photographing topside wildlife for decades which grew out of her deep love and respect for all things wild. She spent time rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife which allowed her an intimate view into their personalities and provided unique photo opportunities. As a scuba diver from the age of 15, she enjoys the adventure of exploring underwater with her camera. As a trip leader she brings passion, enthusiasm, and the desire to share every tidbit of knowledge from mastering exposure to final post processing. “I hope to inspire clients to enjoy the journey into underwater photography, from beginner to advanced, as much as I did.” Find out more about Linda here...

Payment Schedule

  • Deposit: $800 to confirm spot
  • Balance: due on March 1, 2024

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