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

December, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Jorge J. More, IL, US
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6386
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
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):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
I dove three days with Aldora Divers and stayed at the Aldora Villa. This
was my first time at the Villa, and we loved it. My wife could relax there
or walk to town. We have stayed at other hotels and in all cases, we had to
take a taxi to get into town. Not a big deal, but being able to walk to
town was a nice plus. Brent, the manager of the Villa is a gem. Friendly
and extremely helpful. It was like staying with good friends.

The first two days diving with Aldora were excellent. We were diving with
steel 120 tanks. As a result the dive time was around 90 minutes. This
means that a wetsuit is a good idea since you do loose heat over that
length of time. Another consequence is that you do not need much weight. I
went from 12 pounds to 2 pounds.

We had a Norte on the third day so we went to the east side of the island.
Not the best dives ever, but it was good that we were able to dive at on
that day. As far as I know Aldora is the only dive operation that was
operating on that day, so they get extra points on this.

So, why dive with Aldora?

- Small groups. The max was about 6.
- Excellent divemasters. Edgar and LeYang (spelling?) were first-rate.
- Bottom time. About 90 minutes. This makes the price/hour an excellent
- Fast boats.
- Staff. Helpful and a lot of fun; Memo is a blast.

One other item worth mentioning: The restaurants in Cozumel keep getting
better. In particular, Kinta and La Cocay are first-rate. Wow! I was really
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