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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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The Sands at Grace Bay

The Sands at Grace Bay is a luxury resort located in the Turks & Caicos on Providenciales. More importantly, Grace Bay has 12 miles of white sandy beach and Scuba diving is just one of the many activities you may enjoy while staying here. So, the resort features six 3-story buildings with 114 suites. Junior suites have kitchenettes. 1-bedroom suites, two-bedroom suites, and 2-bedroom suites with den, have full kitchens. Air conditioning, fans, and in suite wifi are just some of the amenities. Enjoy our blog article on Turks & Caicos.

The Sands at Grace Bay Diving

Scuba Diving the walls of this destination is a must. In addition, the most experienced dive operator, Provo Turtle Divers, are just minutes east of Sands at Grace Bay. Moreover, you can typically do 2-3 dives a day in clear waters offering an abundance of sea life. Some popular dive sites you may wish to see include: 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 The Sands at Grace Bay: Double D, Elephant Ear Canyon, Aquarium, Eagle Ray Pass, and The Crack.

Attraction and Activities

At Sands at Grace Bay, you are close to the Provo Golf club. Located in the Princess Alexandra National Park, you can ride jet skis, go windsurfing, parasailing, go on a catamaran trip take a submarine ride, or try kayaks and hobie cats. So, to relax, you can request an inhouse Spa treatment by Spa Tropique. More importantly, Hemingway’s Restaurant & bar is the onsite restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and diner is served overlooking the white sand beach. Moreover, there are several restaurants and shopping areas located nearby including those located at the Regent Village, Saltmills Plaza, and Ports of Call shopping plaza. The Casablanca Casino is not that far away either.

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Grand Park Royal Cozumel

Grand Park Royal is a scuba dive destination in Cozumel Mexico. They have 342 rooms and a private beachfront. This is an all-inclusive resort with Deluxe rooms with either a garden or ocean view. The rooms have wifi available, furnished balconies, mini-bars, and hairdryer. Flat screen TVs have cable channels. 24hr room service is also available. Enjoy our blog article on Cozumel Mexico, Always a Top Dive Destination.

Grand Park Royal Diving

Aqua World is the onsite scuba diving center. They also do snorkeling tours and may combine this tour with diving tours. Moreover, they do submarine rides and glass bottom boat tours. Finally, they also work with cruise ships and join them in with the snorkel and dive tours. They have their own jetty/dock and other charter boat operators pay to stop and pick up or drop off passengers. Snorkeling supplies may be limited by demand. It’s best to bring your own gear, as your own gear almost always fits best. Now, one street away, or a short walk away from Grand Park Royal there are more than half a dozen boutique dive shops.

For those dive shops rating between 5-4.8 stars out of 5, you might like to dive with Aldora Divers, Dive Boutique, Dive with Martin Dive Shop, Jungle Divers, Roberta’s Dive Shack, and Living Underwater. You might say, that depending on when and where you want to dive, there is a local dive boat ready to schedule and take you there. Above all, there are some 250 species of fish on or around Palancar Reef.

Attractions and Activities

At Grand Park Royal, they have 2 a la carte evening restaurants: El Mexicano and El Italiano. La Veranda is the onsite buffet restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner. El Carbeño is open for lunch and dinner. Café Solé offers pastries and coffee for breakfast. Grad Park Royal is also known for their tacos and other snacks by the poolside at the Bikini Bar, and El Marlín Azul bar. As for drinks, they have five bars including 2-swim up bars, sports bar, and lobby bar. Oh, and don’t forget the nightly entertainment at the open-air amphitheater. A private underpass leads you across the street to the private beach area and Paradise Reef. Here, you can rest in a lounger near two pools, enjoy a hot tub, snorkel, or play volley ball.

Finally, the Royal Village Shopping Center, Atlantis Submarines, and Hard Rock Café are a short walk away down the street.

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Jungle Bay Dominica

Jungle Bay Dominica has 30 ecofriendly luxury villas above the village of Soufriere and near the scuba diving park known as Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Preserve. Villa suites offer king size beds and jungle spa bathrooms with raindrop shower heads. The rooms have a minifridge as well as biodegradable bath products. Spectacular views of the ocean, jungle and tropical gardens surround you. Enjoy our blog article on Dominica The Nature Island.

Jungle Bay Dominica Diving

Nature Island Dives is located next to Soufriere Bay and offer guided boat dives. So, they do 1 tank, 2 tank, and night dives. In addition, they offer open water and specialty classes, as well as an underwater photography class and tours. They also perform Lionfish Control, which might explain why their onsite restaurant Bottom Time Café, offers such savory lionfish sandwiches. The Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve which you can view from Jungle Bay Dominica is located inside an ancient submerged volcanic crater.

There are many dive sites in and around this area. The most interesting dive has to be Champagne Reef with an endless supply of sulfuric bubbles. Swiss Cheese, Scotts Head Pinnacle, and Dangleben’s Pinnacle have swim throughs. Crater’s Edge is a dive site where you can view sea turtle, sea horses, and turtles on the inside perimeter and large pelagics on the outside of the crater rim that descends down some 700ft deep.

Attractions and Activities

Jungle Bay Dominica has an adventure package that includes all meals at the Calabash restaurant and non-alcoholic drinks. The resort has an infinity pool, hot jacuzzi, and loungers. They also have Spa pampering and yoga classes. The resort is a 20-minute walk to Champagne Reef. Jungle Bay Dominica is a great place for corporate retreats, escape weddings, and honeymoons.

More importantly, this is the Nature Island. So, prepare to do some birding to view the endemic Sisserou & Jaco Parrots. Above all, you have to take a guided hike into the old growth rain forests. There are also 365 rivers and 12 waterfalls to see. So, you can also go waterfall repelling and canyoning. More importantly, Boiling lake is the 2nd largest boiling lake in the world. Sea Kayaking is big here too. Finally, there are 20 marine mammal species out here from spotted dolphins to sperm whales, so whale watching is big too.

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Papagayo Beach Resort

Papagayo Beach Resort is a scuba diving destination in Willemstad, Curacao. The resort has a large manmade swimming lagoon over at the Beach Club, and is a 3-minute walk to Jan Thiel Beach & Bay. They have 2-bedroom villas with garden rooms, 2-bedroom villas with ocean views, 3bedroom villas, and even a Royal Suite Villa. The luxury villas have AC flat screen tv’s and open plan kitchens. Enjoy our blog article: Curacao. Can We Say Choices?

Papagayo Beach Resort Diving

Dive Center Scuba Do is the local scuba diving place to go. They are a short walk away at Jan Thiel Beach near Zanzibar, the restaurant with amazing ribs. Dive Center Scuba Do offers multiple guided and non-guided shore dives. Depending on the day, they do drift dives from Barbara Beach to Directors Bay, and Directors Bay to Tugboat. You can do full day diving to West Point to Cas Abou. Moreover, they do boat diving over at East Point, Klein Curacao, and other west coast beaches. Finally, they do wreck diving on the 115ft deep, 400-ton Superior Producer or on the 15ft deep Tugboat. They also teach PADI courses including many specialty courses such as Lionfish Hunter, wreck diver, deep diver, drift diver, and night diver, to name a few. Expect to see turtles, stingrays, dolphins, eels, sponges, soft corals, hard corals, and a plethora of happy fish.

Attractions and Activities

Papagayo Beach Resort has its own restaurant.  Furthermore, 11 other restaurants are within a short stroll from most villas including the Beach Café near the Beach Plaza and Beach Club. The Beach Plaza is home of the Van Den Twerl Supermarket as well as several gift and clothing shops. Laman Spa and Wellness and Diamond Beach Casino are also located in this area. Thursday nights you can dine and dance, Friday nights are for live music and later DJs. Mojito’s and Bites is another hot place to dance and enjoy night clubbing. At adjacent Blue Coast Water Sports, you might like to try a hydro-flight or jet ski during the day or just become a lounger next to the lagoon at the Beach Club and vigorously work on a tan.

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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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Mariners Hotel

Mariners Hotel is a scuba diving destination in Arnos Vale on St. Vincent Island. The island is in the Caribbean Sea 120 miles west of Barbados. The hotel has 20 air conditioned rooms that range from standard, superior garden view, ocean view, up to Superior Deluxe Suite. At the higher end you have a furnished balcony, work desk with chair and seating area. So, most units have a refrigerator, kitchenette, plasma TV, cable TV, 110/220v, and ensuite bathroom. Ocean view rooms also have private balconies. Enjoy our blog article on Frogfish, The Overlooked Camouflage Artist.

Mariners Hotel Diving

Dive St. Vincent is the onsite scuba diving center. They have been in business since 1978. So, they do dive packages such as five day of diving with 2- tank dives a day. They use two dive boats. The Hotel is so close to the dive sites that they return to the hotel between most dives. Their specialty here at Mariners Hotel and Dive St. Vincent is muck diving, which means macro photography diving or looking for small creatures such as shrimp and frogfish. The black volcanic sand at some dive sites make for the best macro photography backgrounds. St. Vincent is considered the critter capital of the Caribbean. Frogfish, bat fish lizardfish, cowries, conch, and flamingo tongues are all waiting to model for you.

Some of the local dive sites include Critter Corner, Orca Point, Pinnacle, Layou Wall, Coral Castle, Turtle Bay, Bat Cave, New Guineas Reef, and Bottle Reef. Not to mention the Capital Wrecks. Furthermore, the island of Canouan has soft corals, Mayreau has coral gardens, Bequi has seahorses, and Mustique is a great place to drift dive.

Attractions and Activities

The French Veranda Restaurant is the place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So, they have two chefs always mixing culinary delights and presenting fine wines. You have to try the curry conch, and just about any fresh grilled fish of the day. As for activities, you must try a sunset catamaran cruise. You might also like to hike around Fort Duveretti, Vermont Native Trail, the Botanical Gardens, Montreal Gardens, view Mesopotamia Valley or discover some petroglyphs. You can also visit a cascading waterfall or go shopping in Kingstown. Finally, La Soufriere has been dormant for some time and lush rainforests are all around.

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Bird Rock Beach Hotel

Bird Rock Beach Hotel is a scuba diving resort in Basseterre in St. Kitts in the Caribbean Sea. They have 46 accommodations. The resort suites and rooms are in 7 2-story buildings and all with ocean views. The 2nd floor units each have a private balcony. Furthermore, all rooms have Cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and 110v & 220v outlets. So, after a day of diving, you can take a bath or shower in your private bathroom. The Bird Rock Beach Hotel also offers free WiFi. Enjoy our article on The Cuttlefish; The Undisputed Master of Camouflage.

Bird Rock Beach Hotel Diving

Dive St. Kitts is the onsite scuba diving center. They have a 32ft long mono hull fast boat that can reach most local dive sites within 10 minutes. The boat is based in a private harbor and has showers and stowage lockers onsite too. Their 5-day dive packages offer daily 2-tank morning dives and at least 1 night dive. From Bird Rock Beach Hotel, they even pick up divers from the cruise port and all the hotels in Frigate Bay. The house reef is full of life from octopus, turtles, and occasional sea horses. You can either do this dive from shore or go farther out by boat. Some other popular dive sites include Bloody Bay, Paradise Reef, White House Bay, MV Talata, Corinthian, and the River Taw. Nags Head is a wonderful drift dive. The Caves off Nevis Island is worth the excursion.
What you will see is remnants from 400 years of war such as cannon balls, musket balls and coral encrusted anchors. So, there are also wrecks within the last 100 years, coral gardens, and pelagic fish freeways. January-March humpback whales visit here and March-May 6ft long female leatherback turtles come to shore and nest.

Attractions and Activities

Sunburst Restaurant at Bird Rock Beach Hotel offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From European to American and even West Indian influences, you will not leave hungry. Moreover, the hotel has all inclusive packages as well as other meal plan arrangements. Rocky’s Beach Bar & Grill is the place to go from the pool, private beach, or after a day full of diving and snorkeling. Besides sitting at the pool bar, or lounge chairs, or on the black, white, or golden sand beaches. You can visit the tour desk near the front desk and discover deep sea fishing or shopping in Basseterre. Above all, you have to visit the 38 acre Brimstone Fortress. Finally, prepare to take plenty of pictures of Vervet monkeys that French soldiers left here some 200 years ago, and have adapted to the laid back life style remarkably well.
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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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