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

Aldora/Bahia Hotel, Mar, 2003,

by Bill Chambers, NY, USA . Report 423.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Provo, Grand Turk, Curacao, Liveaboard in Saba, Statia & St. Kitts
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas currents, noCurrents
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth, time & N2 absorption
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Aldora does not have a dedicated camera bucket on board their 6-packs but will readily hand camera equipment to divers after back-roll entry.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Aldora remains a top quality operator -- professional, safety conscious, knowledgable and always ready to accomodate their divers. Site selection was totally up to the divers on board that day. Really enjoyed diving with the 120 cu. ft. HP steel tanks, with all dives about an hour and leisurely surface intervals back on the beach. DMs (Jorge, Omar, Bill, Mateo & Memo) were universally excellent and gave good briefings. Watched carefully over less experienced divers on the boat. Bill is the best I've encountered at finding small stuff and carries a magnifying glass to assist. The Bahia Hotel is relatively small & plainly furnished, but convenient to downtown right on the water front 2 blocks south of the town plaza, quiet, squeaky clean and a great bargain at $50/night. Rooms have A/C, TV, phones, & refrigerators and there's free internet access in the lobby
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