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

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Jorge More', IL, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 2405
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Bahamas, Key West, Galapagos,...
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
75   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130ft max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
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):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
Diving: Aldora Divers takes care of your equipment, and you only have
to worry about your wet suit.  They use 100cuft tanks, and this allows
very long dives.  I regularly came up after 1 hour with a third of the
tank full.  Temperature on these dives were about 75F.  I was diving
with an old 5mm and a 3mm vest, and was fine. But I get cold easily.

I dove 3 days.  Both divemasters, Mario and Luis were excellent.  I
was last in Cozumel about 8 years ago, and the place has changed a
lot.  The underground topography is dominated by sand, and it looks
like a Lunar landscape.  But outstanding, relaxed diving.  On one of
the dives we saw an unforgettable sight: An eagle ray diving into the
sand, getting a mouthful of clams and repeating the process several
times.  This happened on Palancar Bricks; I highly recommend this

Hotel: We stayed at the Fiesta Americana.  It is about $6 out of town,
so figure this on your cost.  It is a very nice place, but it does not
have a beach.  But it does have scuba diving facilities.

Food: We ate at La Perlita, La Choza, and La Mission. All of them were
excellent. In general the food improves as you get farther from the
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