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Dive Review of Aldora/Casa Del Mar in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

November, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Jean Anne Booth, TX, USA
Report Number 277
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
TX Flower Gardens, Australia, Cocos Island, Hawaii, Taiwan, Belize, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Agreed on depth & time limits before each dive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Good handling of a drift dive when the group is mixed, some photographers,
some not.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Aldora remains an excellent dive operation, running steel tanks (120s for
men, 100s for women) and all-computer dives in small groups. They work hard
to assign divers of like skill together, and are very reasonable about
deciding where to go for a dive and what the time/depth limits will be (all
drift diving, so everyone pretty much needs to stay together).  They are
almost always on time (usually early!) and offer long surface intervals at
local beach spots between dives. Omar and Memo (Bill) are knowledgeable and
easy-going divemasters, fun to be with ... In late November, the eagle rays
are everywhere!
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