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Dive Review of Aldora Divers in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Aldora Divers, Jul, 2009,

by Mike Traylor, TX, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 4936.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]Fiji, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Palau, Roatan, Bonaire, La Paz, Costa Rica, Maldives, Galapagos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Instructed to inform divemaster when we were at 1000 lbs. on our air.
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 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]Easy to book and quick to respond via internet. Friendly, but professional check-in and did examine our C-cards. Memo makes any of your concerns disappear. Nearly all the diving is in six diver boats with twin outboard engines and oxygen is on the boats. The boarding can be at a downtown dock or they will pick you up at your resort. Departure is a bit early, 0730, but we were usually first on the sites. Surface intervals are about 1.5 hours at a beach resort where one can make up for a missed breakfast or relax and enjoy the sun and sand. Steel tanks make the bottom times extra long and smaller tanks are available for those preferring them. Our divemaster throughout the day dives, Liang, was always helpful, knowledgeable, and low key. She seemed like a friend we were diving with because she knew more about the area than we. Javier did a terrific job for the night dive with our novice group member who had no experience at night. One of the best night dives I can recall. Nitrox is available for $10/day. Overall, a really pleasant, relaxing experience that was way beyond my expectations.
We stayed at Casa Mexicana, right downtown on the main drag, but not too noisy. The breakfast started at 0700, which made for a bit of a rush. The rooms are comfortable, not fancy, and the cooler worked well. The hair dryer didn't work.
Overall, The marine life and the reefs I saw were a lot more impressive than my trip to Little Cayman a year ago and the cost is much less from where I live. Strongly recommended!
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