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

Aldora Divers/Aldora Villas, Dec, 2006,

by Bill Mosel, NJ, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 3110.

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

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 77 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Standard drift diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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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