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

Aldora Divers/Villa Aldora, Jul, 2010,

by Timothy R O'Connor, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 5605.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Carribean, Fuji, Micronesia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 84 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We used nitrox on all dives. Could dive our computers so all dives at least 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Aldora Divers was great for our group of 6 experienced divers. Had our own boat and could dive our own profiles. All dives over 60 minutes. First morning dive boat left at 7:30. Stopped along shore after first dive for early lunch then back out for second dive. Two long dives and back by 1:00. A great way to get in long dives and then relax for the rest of the day. Had the option for afternoon dives and night dives but passed to relax.
Aldora took decent care of our dive equipment. Very helpful on the boat and during dives. Aldora provided hi pressure steel 120's or 100's that were always filled to 3500 psi. Divemaster Sherief pointed out critters. Sherief did a good job of planning the long dives for our group.
Plenty of current at the extreme ends of the island. Minor current along the middle of the island. The sponge and coral growth was better than expected. I assumed there would be more damage from past hurricanes.
Villa Aldora owner Dave has a great set up for experienced divers looking to enjoy the dives and then relax. Dinners in town were good. Dave and staff provided recommendations that did not disappoint. Would recommed this operation.
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