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Dive Review of Aldora/Reef Club in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Buddy McEachern, MO, US
Report Number 2507
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, All around Florida, Flower Gardens
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive your computer.  No deeper than 130 feet.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Our digital camera didn't requirement any special setup - it was ready to
go when we got on the boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Aldora is the best dive operation I've used in all my years of diving.  In
my four trips to Cozumel, this was the first time I left the island 100%
satisfied with the dives, the dive boats, divemasters, and the overall
operation.  My 12 year old daughter is a jr OW diver with only 10 dives.
Aldora catered to our (her) needs and gave her the attention she deserved.
The Divemaster (Mario) made sure every dive she made was something she
would always remember just by the "little" things he would do for
her.  Needless to say, she is now hooked on diving mainly because of Mario
spending more time with her than what was expected from any Divemaster.

The boats were small and fast.  We had no more than 5 divers on any given
day on boats that would hold 10 - 12 divers.  There was plenty of room for
everyone to move around and enjoy the ride to the sites.  Aldora will setup
all the dive gear on each tank, exchange tanks, clean, and store all your
equipment.  All we had to do was meet the boat at a certain time, dive, and
have a good time.  I was very impressed when Kay (staff member)met us at
the airport and give us directions to the dive shop to drop off our gear. 
The entire staff we met (Greg, Kay, Memo, and others) treated my family as
if we have always been diving with them.

The only bad thing I can say is the cost is a little more than the
"cattle boat" type operations in Cozumel.  However, for not
having to carry dive gear everywhere, getting to select the dive sites we
wanted to go on, the hour long dives we had (they use steel tanks), for the
service and safety they provide, and for the attention we received, it was
very well worth it.

Aldora is a top notch operation and will always be my choice for all future
trips to Cozumel.
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