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Dive Review of Aldora Divers/Hotel Cozumel & Resort in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel

Aldora Divers/Hotel Cozumel & Resort: "COZUMEL MUCH SAFER THAN THE USA", Mar, 2021,

by Bradley William Bowen, UT, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 11513 has 5 Helpful votes.

Photos Submitted with this Report

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Tunnels & Caves Spotted Eagle Ray Eagle Ray Head On Turtle Feeding Crab Feeding
Huge Loggerhead Eels catching Octopus Tunnels with lights on

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Cozumel is FAR safer than the USA! All bags were sprayed with disinfectant at the airport before they could be loaded for transport to our hotel. The hotel would not let us handle our own baggage until they had sprayed them with disinfectant a second time. The hotel took our temperature and required us to use hand sanitizer before we could enter the hotel. Almost every business establishment required a temperature check and use of hand sanitizer before entering, including all restaurants, grocery stores, and souvenir shops. Masks are widely used throughout the island. We wore N95 masks when in taxi's, and the taxi drivers often had the windows down.

COVID tests to return to the USA were offered by the International Hospital in almost all hotels. We signed up for ours in the hotel lobby and had the test on Friday afternoon between the morning dives and our night dive. Cost was $32 per person. Negat ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Australia, Maldives, Indonesia, Cozumel, Mexico Cenotes, Playa del Carmen, Galapagos, Hawaii, California, Florida, Socorro Islands, Palau, Turks & Caicos, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Philippines, etc.
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 77-84°F / 25-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 100-300 Ft/ 30-91 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the group and advise when air hit 1,000 psi. Stay out of deco.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There is not a rinse tank for underwater photographers. We asked in advance and they had a bucket of fresh water for small cameras. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Gregory S Bruce in WA, US at Mar 19, 2021 09:34 EST  
Nice report. Thanks for taking the time to share. I was in Cozumel over this past Christmas and had a similar experience. Headed back for another 9 days the first of April. Thanks again.
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