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Dive Review of Aldora Divers/Villa Aldora in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel, Mexico

Aldora Divers/Villa Aldora, Jul, 2013,

by Carol Lucas , VT, US ( 1 report). Report 7119.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The not so good - the weather, but who can predict that. The good - the variety of dive sites, some grass and algae covered sand, some swim- throughs, some wide open areas with varying degrees of current. The BEST - Villa Aldora and Aldora Divers.

VILLA ALDORA - Starting with a phone call from Brent to me at home in Vermont and ending with a follow-up email from Debbie before I even reached home, my stay was wonderful This couple manages the villa as if each guest was a personal friend. Rides to the grocery, dive shop , and drop-offs at restaurants are all part of their thoughtful and generous style. The villa is small and attracts serious divers who would rather get up early to dive than stay up late to party. Brent mentioned the ladies who come in to do massages for very fair rates. Be sure to add a massage or two to your itinerary. l can't wait to go back and and I don't want to stay anywhere but Villa Aldora.

ALDORA DIVERS - The best. Divers are matched in a boat by skill and if there is a wide range, often a second dive master is added so that everyone dives according to
his ability. Bottom time is usually 75 to 85 minutes. Dario and Steve really paid
attention divers' interests and pointed out creatures, explored coral or swim- throughs according to preferences. I was never on a boat with more than 6 divers, and several times there were only 2 of us on the boat. What can be better than a private dive? The boat picks divers from Villa Aldora at the villa's dock, so there's no need to go into town to meet the boat. Bottled water and warm coats are provided for comfort during the boat rides. There are many more points to compliment, but the big picture is that Aldoa Divers aims to please, and they meet the goal.

BOTTOM LINE- I look forward to returning to Cozumel and the Aldora experience. As a single woman, I am careful about where I travel alone. I know that with Aldora, I will dive safely and rest comfortably. What more is there?
Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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