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Dive Review of Aldora Divers/Aldora Villa in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

April, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Preston A. Ball, GA, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3279
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Carribean, Galapagos, Truk
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None really; we dove in small groups and were expected to not do anything
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Small boats had no camera rinse tanks and wouldn't be a friendly
environment for opening housings, changing batteries, memory cards, etc.
That being said, my simple system did just fine for the 2 AM dives without
having to be opened or otherwise manipulated.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Aldora Divers rocks. They have fast boats, dove in small groups, took us to
sites we requested, and didn't try to babysit us. The level of service is
far above average, with deep long dives (our last day's dives were 80 and
90 minutes underwater), timely transport, long relaxing surface intervals
at Playa Mia or Playa Sol, and parkas for wind protection after the dive.
They group divers according to skill and experience, and those with
experience and air/bouyancy control were free to dive without being
restricted by others. Definitely not a cattle boat operation; been on those
and don't miss it a bit. This was our 4th trip to Cozumel and we've finally
discovered how to "do" Cozumel right.
  Aldora Villa was likewise awesome. A very quaint and personal touch added
by Greg & Kay. Nice, clean, QUIET accomodations just north of town;
sunning area/shore entry/palapa/dock pickup/small pool on the premises. No
town, cruise ship, or tourist noise. Free wireless internet connection in
your room, free internet phone calls, cable TV in rooms. Room service
breakfast available for 5$. Going into town is a 3$ cab ride. Gear
rinsing/drying area on premises. Overall very impressed with both
accomodations and dive operation; can't wait to return with friends! 
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