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Dreams Cozumel Cape

Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort and Spa in Mexico is an all-inclusive scuba diving resort. They offer 154 guest rooms or suites with Garden, Pool, or Ocean views. Enjoy 24 hour room service or multiple restaurants and bars. Rooms also have a balcony, mini-bar, flat screen TV with satellite channels and wifi even in public areas. Enjoy our blog article Destination Spotlight: Cozumel, Mexico.

Dreams Cozumel Cape Diving

Juan Leca’s Dive House and dedicated dive training pool are onsite. As a PADI 5 star scuba diving facility and they do intro to scuba up to specialty scuba courses.  They also do night dives as well as 2 tank boat trips to some 18 dive sites. From Dreams Cozumel Cape you can view over 300 species of fish and over 100 species of coral. Stingrays, groupers, barracuda, turtles, nurse sharks, spiny lobsters, and eels are everywhere. You’ll have the chance to do explore walls, pinnacles, and tunnels. Most importantly, many of the dive sites near Dreams Cozumel Cape are easy drift dives. Dive boats commonly drop divers off. Afterwards, the boats drift with the bubbles until the divers resurface. Some of the popular dive sites include Santa Rosa, Al Cedrals, The Caves at Palancar Reef, San Francisco, La Francesa, the Bricks. Oh, and don forget the Plane wreck! In addition, you can also dive at nearby Chankanaab National Marine Park.

Attractions and Activities

At Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort and Spa, not only do you have access to four restaurants and two beach bars, but you also have access and privileges at the two sister resorts. So, Secrets Aura Cozumel and Sunscape Sabor Cozumel are just a few steps away. After a swim in the pool, snorkeling, biking, kayaking, the fitness center, or resting on a lounge chair, you may wish to go into town. The Dolphinaris, and the Kaokao Chocolate Factory are popular tourist destinations, but don’t miss the Mayan Show back at the resort.

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Iberostar Cozumel

Iberostar Cozumel is an all-inclusive  resort on the scuba diving island of Cozumel in Mexico. The resort features 293 guest rooms. In total they have 12 categories of double rooms and suites. They have secret garden views, pool views, ocean views, near pool, and ocean front rooms. They also have palm thatched roof bungalow-style suite ocean view rooms. All this ensures that there is a guest room to fit just about any desire. More importantly, Iberostar Cozumel is a 5 Star all-inclusive resort. Each accommodation comes complete with an in-room mini bar, air conditioning, and bathroom with shower. Furthermore, each unit has a flat screen tv, and a coffee maker. Best of all, each accommodation has a private balcony with hammock.  Enjoy our blog article on Cozumel Mexico, Always A Top Dive Destination.

Iberostar Cozumel Diving

Dressel Divers is the onsite scuba diving center but other dive operators can be specified. They use two boats to do two tanks and one tank dives daily as well as offering a night dive. The destination depends on weather and currents.  So, at Iberostar Cozumel, the local shoreline is rocky. Therefore, all dives here are done by boat. Fortunately, this works well because most local diving is drift diving. More importantly, most dive sites visited are less than 10 minutes away.  So, from Iberostar Cozumel expect to see some of the 300 species of fish and over 100 types of corals. However, you may use the stairs near the far end on the elongated dock to go snorkeling. Stingrays, grouper, barracuda, turtles, nurse sharks, and spiny lobsters are everywhere. You may also have the chance to do wall dives, explore pinnacles and tunnels.

Some of the popular scuba diving sites include: Santa Rosa, Al Cedrals, Palancar Garden, San Francisco, La Francesa, and the Plane Wreck. In addition, you also might like to spend a day diving at nearby Chankanaab National Marine Park.

Attractions and Activities

The Iberostar Cozumel international buffet has nightly themes. Some popular themes include: Italian, Mexican, and American cuisine. Cantina Las Dos Marias offers Mexican and American ala carte meals. So, reservations are recommended here. Moreover, LA Pagoda offers cold and hot ala cart dinning featuring Asian cuisine. Here, reservations are required. So, dishes range from Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Korea, the Philippines, and Japan. There are some dress codes for the ala carte venues. Drinks can be served at the El Patio lobby bar, La Perla pool bar, and La Cieba Beach Bar. In addition, at the Theatre Bar, they have nightly entertainment. The spa, fitness center, and sauna are all located onsite. There are two pools for adults and one for kids at Iberostar Cozumel.

Lucy’s Kid Club is also available for kids 4-12. During the day you can try kayaks, catamarans, and windsurfers for the first hour free. Dedicated loungers are located in a special shallow area of one of the pools. The nearest sand beach is San Francisco Beach located south about half a mile away. Peacocks, Parrots, Flamingos, and Iguanas appear to have the right away on all secluded paths.

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Royal Sea Aquarium Resort

Royal Sea Aquarium Resort is a scuba diving destination with 30 fully furnished villas. The resort is in Willemstad, Curacao and has 3 main types of rooms. They have a Double Junior Suite with a kitchenette for 2 adults plus 1 child. With full kitchen and 2 murphy beds they have the One Bedroom Ocean View. Lastly, for parties of up to 6 people they offer Two Bedroom Master Suites with two bathrooms. All villas have air conditioning and flat screen tv’s. Enjoy our blog article on Curacao, Can We Say Choices?

Royal Sea Aquarium Resort Diving

Ocean Encounters is the largest scuba diving school in Curacao. They are literally a few minutes away by foot. Even better, they are 100ft away if you swim across the inland waterway. Moreover, are a one stop dive shop, servicing all your rental, retail, or learning needs. Each morning, they provide one tank or two tank dive excursions to some 50 dive sites. While staying at Royal Sea Aquarium Resort you can schedule night boat dives. You may like to try a florescent night dive, a lion fish dives, or even a trip to Mushroom Forest and Blue Room of Klien CuracaoEast Point. Guided tour shore dives are also conducted right from the LionsDive Beach Resort’s beach. Finally, they have a coral restoration course.

Some of the popular local dive sites include: Basora, Rediho, Watamula, Shark Cave, Alice in Wonderland, Hell’s Corner, Airplane wreck, and Superior Producer Wreck.

Attractions and Activities

The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort is home to Laman Restaurant. Here, they offer international dishes, choice seafood selections, and Italian cuisine. More importantly, there are many other restaurants nearby in case you don’t want to stay in and cook. As for activities, you can arrange an animal encounter dive next-door at the Dolphin Academy and Curacao Sea Aquarium. The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort has an adult pool, a children’s pool and a wading pool. Nearby, you can also go kayaking, sail boarding, snorkeling, or enjoy other water sports. Moreover, there is even a submarine ride you can take (Curasub) down to 1,000ft deep. You might also like taking a shuttle into the Punda district of Willemstad for duty free and shopping. Then again, you can just relax and  watch the dolphins swim by from your lounger or balcony.

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Dreams Curacao Resort, Spa and Casino

Dreams Resort, Spa and Casino is a scuba diving destination in Willemstad Curacao. They have 197 rooms that range from Deluxe Island and Deluxe Pool rooms up to Junior or a Presidential suite. This is an all-inclusive resort with unlimited luxury with 5 onsite cafes and restaurants, plus 24/7 room service. The rooms also include free wifi, balcony, and flat screen tv. Enjoy our blog article: Curacao. Can We Say Choices?

Dreams Resort Diving

Caribbean Sea Sports is the local scuba diving center. They have been next to the beach here for more than 15 years. They have a Pro 42ft boat that takes up to 22 divers out at a time, they offer two tank boat dives followed by free unlimited shore diving. Dive sites include locations at Seldom Reef, Bullen Bay Wall, Bachelor Beach, Double Reef, and Directors Bay. While staying at Dreams Resort you can also do guided shore dives, night dives, or take one or more PADI dive courses. The beaches are small, but the home reef diving is great, you just have to look closely to spot the seahorses. Nitrox or Enriched air is also available. They also do half day snorkel trips, and fishing trips.

Attractions and Activities

Dreams Resort, Spa and Casino offers 3 ala carte restaurants including Portofina; Italian cuisine, Oceania; seaside restaurant, and Seaside Grill featuring steaks and other grilled items. World Café is buffet style and open for breakfast and lunch. Finally, you can get your fresh morning cup of coffee and pastry at Coco Café. For adult beverages, Dreams Resort has the Hideaway Beach Bar, and the Crafty Iguana Brew Pub. This brewery offers Tex-Mex as well as handcrafted local microbrews. Moreover, for those looking for one bar open from morning until after midnight, Rendezvous Bar is located next to the main lobby. As for exercise, they have tennis, volleyball, a pool, and whirlpool. Caribbean Sea Sports also rents kayaks, paddle boards, and dive lights for night time snorkeling adventures. They also have their own Spa. The resort is 15 minutes from the airport.

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The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper is a scuba diving resort in historic Holetown, Barbados. It was built in 1970 and has been family operated ever since. So, the resort has 48 rooms and sits right against the beach and turquoise waves.  There are Garden view rooms, 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites, Tree Top Suites, and Beach House Suites. The rooms come with Air conditioning, a hairdryer, ceiling fan, refrigerator, safe, and ipod/ ipad docking station. Some of the suites have spacious living rooms, and walk in showers, 4 polster beds, and dinning for 6 on the veranda with a spectacular ocean view. Beach House Suites have a covered patio with a wet bar and sun deck. Enjoy our blog article on The Cuttlefish The Undisputed Master of Camouflage.

The Sandpiper Diving

HighTide Watersports is the preferred scuba diving center. This dive center is located close by at the sister hotel; Coral Reef Club. So, the dive center was established in 1993 by Willie Hewitt. They are known for their nice people, safe procedures, and quality service they offer to their guests. So, they offer discover scuba, open water classes. Specialty courses include night diver, underwater photographer, wreck diver, and enriched air diver. They also offer quality dive gear rentals. More importantly, some of the dive sites they frequently visit include Silver Banks, Shark’s Bank, Bright Ledge, Spawnee, and the easy-going wreck Pamir. Farther south from The Sandpiper, they go to Dottins, Stavronikita, and Carlisle Bay. Carlisle Bay is where you’ll find a nice collection of five wrecks.

You may see tons of turtles, several species of sharks, and assorted fish. Keep an eye out for octopus, seahorses, sponges, lobster and conchs. On the surface you may see pilot whales, and pods of dolphins.

Attractions and Activities

The restaurant at The Sandpiper offers a free breakfast. The executive chef and his team change their dinner menu five times a week. They offer Caribbean flair and a fusion of European and Asian techniques and ingredients. On Wednesday night they have west indies specialties and an international buffet. Sunday is BBQ night and steel drum music. Harold’s Bar has alfresco lunches, and delicious concoctions that help you decompress and unwind. So, the resort has a spa and wellness center. As for activities, you can go kayaking, paddle boarding, or Hobie cat sailing. They also have tennis courts, and a fitness gym. Furthermore, you may wish to visit the golfing greens at Sandy Lane or at the Royal Westmoreland.

If you would like to participate in an ongoing conservation program, you are fortunate to be right next door to the Barbados Sea Turtle Project. So, you may also like to relax in the mosaic pool or swim in the 60ft lap pool. Moreover, the Tree top suites have their own plunge pools. Finally, to put your hair back in place, you may wish to visit the sister hotel hair salon and boutique.

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Coral Reef Club

Coral Reef Club is a family owned and run scuba diving resort. So, they are located by historic Holetown, Barbados in the Caribbean Sea. This 5-star luxury resort has 88 accommodations ranging from luxury rooms, cottages, and suites. The luxury suites even come with 4 pollster or canopied beds. So, rooms have flat screens and private bathrooms. Moreover, selected rooms have balconies or patios. Above all, some rooms also come with complimentary starter bars. Enjoy our blog article on Sea Turtle’s; The Godfathers of All Dive Magazines?

Coral Reef Club Diving

HighTide Watersports in the onsite scuba diving center. So, the dive center was established in 1993 by Willie Hewitt. They are known for their nice people, safe procedures, and quality service they offer to their guests. So, they offer discover scuba, open water classes. Specialty courses include night diver, underwater photographer, wreck diver, and enriched air diver. They also offer quality dive gear rentals. More importantly, some of the dive sites they frequently visit include Silver Banks, Shark’s Bank, Bright Ledge, Spawnee, and the easy-going wreck Pamir. Farther south from Coral Reef Club, they go to Dottins, Stavronikita, and Carlisle Bay Carlisle Bay is where you’ll find a nice collection of five wrecks.

You may see tons of turtles, several species of sharks, and assorted fish. Keep an eye out for octopus, seahorses, sponges, lobster and conchs. On the surface you may see pilot whales, and pods of dolphins.

Attractions and Activities

The restaurant at Coral Reef Club has a buffet style breakfast. They offer an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Fine dining and personal service are a high priority at this “Small Luxury Hotel of the World”. Furthermore, Thursday Night is BBQ night complete with local entertainment. Monday is cocktail night. So, for activities, they have a fitness center, a Spa, and 2 outdoor mosaic tiled pools. Golf is available at Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland. Roz’s Salon is available for hair care. So, the salon can also help you look perfect for a wedding at the resort. Finally, Coral Reef Club offers Hobie cat sailing, kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling.

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Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Bougainvillea Beach Resort is a scuba diving destination in Christ Church Parish in Barbados. So, they have 100 accommodations ranging from deluxe studios and suites. Moreover, you choose between a balcony or terrace, a room with a mini-fridge and microwave or a full fridge, kitchen and dining room. Most rooms come with flat screen TV’s with cable and air conditioning. So, Bougainvillea Beach Resort they also offer all-inclusive packages too. Enjoy our blog article on Diving the Bahamas with Max Gilbert.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Diving

There are several scuba diving shops to choose from. Most of them will pick you up from the resort and drop you back off after the dives. So, Roger’s Scuba Shack is one of the closest dive centers. The Dive Shop, West Side Scuba Center, Seahorse Divers, and Barbados Blue Water Sports also viable options. Most of these dive centers teach referrals to open water divers, do 1 or 2 tank day dive trips and some night dive adventures. More importantly, there are over 30 dive sites on the west side of Barbados, and a few dives sites more on the east side. Popular dive sites close to Bougainvillea Beach Resort include Dottins, Shark’s Bank, the 365ft long Stavronikita, the five plus wrecks at Carlisle Bay, and Maycocks Bay. Castle, Pieces of Eight, the Deep, and G-spot also have well placed diver notoriety.

Attractions and Activities

The Siam Restaurant at Bougainvillea Beach Resort offers Thai inspired cuisine. The Calabash Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. And yes, they have a swim up pool bar. So, 5 minutes away is the Oistins fish market and you have to try the fish fry. Also 5 minutes away in St. Lawrence Gap is where you will find several recommended eateries. Be sure and try Banks Beer or a Bajan Rum Punch. Now, as for activities, the resort has 3 pools, the Karma Spa, and Karma Fitness Center. Bougainvillea Beach Resort also has an air conditioned conference room for up to 65 guests. A game room with foos ball, air hockey, billiards table, and table tennis, plus video games. You can go horseback riding, ride the Atlantis Submarine Barbados, take a catamaran cruise, visit a wildlife preserve, golf, explore Harrison’s Cave, or go deep sea fishing.

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Stella Maris Resort

Stella Maris Resort Club is a scuba diving resort on Long Island in the Bahamas. Long Island is 80 miles long and is considered one of the Out Islands. The resort has 27 accommodations that range from ocean front room, apartments, cottages, bungalows, and 4 bedroom villas. Each room has Air conditioning and ceiling fan. Some accommodations at Stella Maris Resort Club come complete with a small fridge and kitchenette while others may have a full kitchen. So, this area was a former plantation and transformed in 1963. Moreover, this northern end of the island has the highest point at Breezy Hill at 230ft above sea level. Enjoy our blob article on Diving the Bahamas with Max Gilbert.

Stella Maris Resort Club Diving

Stella Maris Water Sports is the onsite scuba diving center. They do both day dive trips and night dives. So, they have rental gear and provide scuba instruction from referrals to full open water dive certifications. Some of the local dive sites include Grouper Valley, Shark Reef, Poseidon’s Point, and Barracuda Heads. As for wreck diving, you can dive the purposely sunk 110ft long freighter Comberbach. More importantly, while staying at Stella Maris Resort Club you can endlessly explore Conception Wall which starts at 40ft and goes down to 6,000ft and filled with life. Above all, Long Island is the home of Deans Blue Hole. Here, you can snorkel around or dive the deepest known blue hole in the world and is 663ft deep and 250ft in diameter.

Attractions and Activities

In the main club house at Stella Maris Resort Club, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have the Moonshine Beach Bar &Grill near the Stella Maris marina. So, they have many slips, but 8 that can take up to a 100ft long boat. The resort has 3 pools and 2 of the rental villas have their own pools. Erna’s natural pool is actually a tidal pool that gets very low when the tide is out. At Stella Maris Resort Club you can go kayaking, paddle boarding, explore a cave at Deadman’s Cay, or go game fishing. You can visit Sandy Cay where Pirates of the Caribbean: “Deadman’s Chest” was filmed.

You can also take a short hop over to Starly Cay and see swimming pigs or stay at the resort and watch the Seahawks as they go about their daily activities of fishing on the fly or keeping wild iguanas in line.

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Small Hope Bay Lodge

Small Hope Bay Lodge is located on the scuba diving island of Andros in the Bahamas. The resort has 21 beachfront cottages. So, the 1 bedroom cottages have a private bathroom. The 2 bedroom cottages share a bathroom, but are perfect for families. Each cottage has ceiling fans, optional air conditioning, and complimentary water bottle. Small Hope Bay Lodge takes pride in the fact that there are no TVs, phones, or internet, just peaceful harmony with nature. We should also mention that Andros Barrier Reef is the 3rd largest reef in the world. Enjoy our blog article on Diving the Bahamas with Max Gilbert..

Small Hope Bay Lodge Diving

There are over 30 nearby scuba diving sites with other dive sites farther out or un-named. You can explore blue holes, reefs, coral gardens, wrecks, and walls. Diving begins at 1ft and gradually goes down to 80ft, or 6,000ft at selected sites. This means you have an excellent chance to see small colorful reef fish as well as large pelagics such as dolphins, mantas, or even whales. while at Small Hope Bay Lodge you may also see a shark or two from black reef tips, white tips, nurse, grays, lemons, bulls, and if you are lucky, even a glimpse of a tiger shark. Dive sites near Small Hope Bay Lodge include Conch Sound, Andros Wall, Blue Hole, Hole in the Wall, The Merian Wreck, Peter’s Place, & Skeebo’s Surprise. Farther south you may like to explore Labrynth, Pyramids, Gardens, and the Stargate Blue Hole.

Late January Groupers spawn at Andros Reef.

Attractions and Activities

At Small Hope Bay Lodge, you can have a continental or full style breakfast. Lunch and Dinner are buffet style and the fish and lobster are extremely fresh. They also have gluten free food available and they have a kid’s menu too. So, they have outside showers for your return from snorkeling. You can also go bike riding, kayaking, try paddle boarding, sail boating, geo-caching, or lounging in hammocks. Circling Captain Bill’s Blue Hole is another physical option. You may also like to visit the Andros Batik Factory and even try testing out your own design.

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Ocean Club

Ocean Club has 88 rooms and is located in the eastern end of Grace Bay on the scuba diving island of Providenciales in Turks & Caicos. It’s the perfect spot for those that wish to dive, but have access to golf, shops, stores, and restaurants. The sister resort Ocean Club West is just one mile west and near the heart of  Grace Bay. A complimentary shuttle bus will take you from Ocean Club to Ocean Club West so you can truly stay at one site while playing at the other. Both locations have Studio Suites, Junior Suites, 1, 2, 3 Bedroom Suites for a max of 8 guests. Room views include garden, ocean, or pool.
King beds, air conditioning, flat screen TV’s, a private balcony, cable TV, and washer and dryer are just a few of the amenities you may encounter while staying here. Enjoy our blog article on Turks & Caicos.

Ocean Club Diving

The resort recommends scuba diving with Dive Provo. So, they have 3 modern 36ft long dive boats including the Provo Conquest, Provo Crusader, and the Provo Challenger. Pre-paid transfers by Taxi are available for those not renting a car.  They typically do 2 one tank dives in the morning, seasonal one tank dives, and three tank scuba safari trips visiting dive sites such as The Amphitheater, Grand Canyon, Shark Hotel, and Coral Staircase. You can dive canyons, walls, pinnacles, and coral reefs. Some other popular dive sites you may wish to see while staying at Ocean Club include: Double D, Elephant Ear Canyon, Aquarium, Eagle Ray Pass, and The Crack.
Dive Provo offers rentals, multiple dive packages, day dives, private charters, and scuba dive training.  More importantly, they do open water referrals, refresher courses, and specialty courses. The Enriched Air/ Nitrox course is popular for those wishing to dive with Nitrox.

Activities and Attractions

Opus Wine Bar Grill with exquisite dining and seafood and The Cabana Bar & Grill with Caribbean flavor art at Ocean Club. The Solana with Asian influence and teppanyaki is at Ocean Club West. So, both resorts offer you a fitness center, and close by Spa facilities. You are also close to the Provo Golf club. Moreover, you can rent jet skis, or go windsurfing, parasailing, take a submarine ride, or try kayaks and hobie cats.
More importantly, there are several restaurants and shopping areas located nearby. You may wish to visit at the Regent Village, Saltmills Plaza, and Ports of Call shopping plaza. Finally, The Casablanca Casino is not that far away either.

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