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

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Timothy R O'Connor, FL, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 5605
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Carribean, Fuji, Micronesia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We used nitrox on all dives.  Could dive our computers so all dives at
least 60 minutes.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
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
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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