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

October, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by John E. Keith, UT, US
Contributor   (19 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5799
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Saba, Bonaire, Turks and Caicos, Cayman, CA, Cabo San Lucas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
26   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
35   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
All divers ascended together  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Large boats had camera buckets; fast boats had none usually.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
This is a bit redundant since we stayed at Villa Aldora and dove with
Aldora Divers in September (and reported it).  However, the owners offer of
free lodging in October (Scubaboard) made our decision.  Our son and
daughter-in-law came down as well and we stayed in the Aldora Suite, which
was great (2 large bdrms, walk in showers, full kitchen, large living area,
wifi, and great views of the ocean).  Our daughter-in-law gets pretty
sea-sick, and Aldora was kind enough to arrange to pick us up close to the
dive sites to minimize her problems.  I can't say enough about Memo and his
staff (the DMs are great), and Steve at Aldora Villa.  What a great week. 
We saw lots of turtles and several nurse sharks, plus the usual variety of
fish and small critters (often being pointed out by the DMs).  Most of our
dives (4 days) were with 4 or fewer divers on board.  A tropical storm
developed (went south), which affected the visability somewhat in the sites
to the South, but in general visibility was excellent.  We did encounter
some pretty strong currents.  As usual, dining at Kinta, La Veranda, Cassa
Mission, and - our traditional favorite - El Moro was great.  Can't
recommend Aldora Divers and Aldora Villa enough.
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