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

December, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Mosel, NJ, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 3110
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Flordia Keys, Barbados, St. Martin, Red Sea, Belize, Dominican Republic,
Turks & Caicos, St Lucia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Standard drift diving  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
This was my 2nd trip with Aldora.  1st was in 2003.  You can see that there
was damage to the reefs from Wilma & the vis was not as clear.  However
it was still great diving.  Aldora is the best operation I have yet to
encounter.  Mateo the DM was fantastic.  We went with 2 friends who are
beginers.  After the 1st day Mateo saw that they needed extra help so he
brought along a DM in training to give thoes 2 one on one help.  There was
only the 4 of us on the boat with the e DM's.  At no time during the 2
weeks diving with them did the boat have more than 6 customers.  Tanks were
120 steel filled to a minimum of 3500PSI.  All dives were atleast 65
minutes and some as long as 90.
The villa's are managed by Greg & Kay whom were extremly helpful.  They
met us at the airport and helped us get organized, gave us lifts into town
which was only about a 3 minute ride.  You could walk it in about 20
minutes.  On calm days the boat would pick you up at the villas and on
rough days they would hire a cab to take you to the main pier.  The overall
experience was 1st class all the way.  You cannot go wrong with Aldora.
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