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

November, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Ferris, PA, USA
Report Number 851
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
East coast   US,St.Maartins,St.Kitts,Nevis,St.Barts,Dominican
Republic,Florida Keys, N Florida coast and springs.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
74   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Aldora divers requests that you follow no deco limits.[Unspecified]  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
  On my 5th dive trip to Cozumel, I dove with Aldora divers and was very
impressed with their operation.  If you're looking for extended bottom
times, this is the place to go!  They run 120 cu. ft. tanks as a standard
which translates into 50% more bottom time.
  Their dive boats are modern, well maintained, DAN oxygen equipped, and
usually carry a max of 6-8 divers out to the reefs at speed. These are not
6 packs but full size boats with a cabin and overhead bridge that gives
protection from the sun or the occaisional shower. We were usually the
first boat out on the reef in the morning. 
  The staff and divemasters at Aldora were very professional. After a first
day check with you as to how you like your gear configured, they took care
of all your set up on each of your successive dives. 
   The divemasters gave good detailed perdive briefings and seemed to have
great familiarlarity with the reefs. I was allowed to dive my own profiles
within no deco limits.   
   Aldora divers also offers day trips for cenote diving on the mainland
and provide nitrox upon request.  They seperate divers by skill level and
put you on a boat with divers of similiar abilities whenever possible.
   I intend to dive with Aldora on my next trip to Cozumel and would highly
recommend them to anyone with a desire for good service and extended bottom
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