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Dive Review of Aldora in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by David Cutler, ID, USA
Report Number 2693
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Camen islands, Truk, Yap, BVI, Sea of cortez ,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We were using 120s. Most dives we were instructed to let the divemaster
know when 1000 lbs. Limits were reasonable usually 120 first dive and then
60 2nd. Always a deco stop until computers said ok.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
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):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
This was my first trip back to Cozumel in about 10 years and lots has
This is now a big city (because of the cruise ships I am sure.)
I don't know if this is all bad as the economy looks robust but the Island
has lost some of the charm for me.
Storm damage has taken its toll on the diving as well as the island,
but I suspect the island will recover before the reef.
Lots more big turtles than I remember, not as many big groupers,
but this was the first time I have seen dolphins diving cozumel.
Aldora Divers is the best operation I have been with anywhere.
Briefings were short,to the point. Boat were fast, reasonably dry,
usually 4 to 6 divers. 
As somone who pefers to set up my own gear I had to adjust my ways some
This was my first time diving with 120s and although the extra air is great
I had a hard time adjusting to the extra weight on my back.
The bigger tank always seemed to be rolling me inverted. Positioning the
tank higher on my bc seemed to help.
As usual I took about 10 lbs of clothes that I didn't need.
Take quick dry swim suits, shorts, tank tops,and t shirts for formal
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