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

October, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by John E. Keith, UT, US
Contributor   (19 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6259
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Bonaire, Grand Caymen, Turks and Caicos, Saba, Hawaii, Cabo San
Lucas, California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
28   to 29    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Ascend as a group  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
No camera tank available on the boats.  Villa Aldora has fresh water
barrels available.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
This was our fifth time with Aldora Divers and third time staying at Villa
Aldora.  Aldora Divers is a first class operation - maximum of 6 divers
(although one day we had 7 due to a scheduling problem) per fast boat, and
often extra DMs for new divers.  Tell the DM what you like to do, and they
will accomodate (my wife and I like to "poke along" and take
pictures).  The DMs were great.  When "newbies" were aboard, the
DMs paid special attention to their briefings.  We've used other operations
in Cozumel, but have found Aldora to be the best.  On almost every dive,
several of the divers not staying at Villa Aldora were repeats with Aldora.
 Villa Aldora is a great place to stay.  Pickups are at the Villa early
enough to be first on site.  Rooms are very nice - good cooking facilities
(although we like to go out to El Moro, Kinta, and the other great
restaurants in Cozumel), very clean and comfortable, Wifi and LAN both,
great phone system, gear soaking and storage, etc.  Excellent staff
(extremely helpful and ready to serve.  We've found that the resident
managers (Brent right now) takes good care of you.  Guests seem to be
family by the time you leave.  We'll be back!
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