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

Aldora Divers/Hotel Briasas, Nov, 2003,

by Bill Ferris, PA, USA . Report 851.

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

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 74 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 70 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Aldora divers requests that you follow no deco limits.[Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 times.
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