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

Aldora Divers, Dec, 2011,

by Pec Indman, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 6437.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Fiji, Roatan, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents, no currents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Tell divemaster when at 1200 PSI and 700 PSI.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The Aldora boats are small and fast. We are never more than a few minutes away from the dive sites or surface interval. Sometimes there were rinse buckets for cameras. It didn't really seem necessary, but nice. If I asked, I am sure they would have always have them. They always did everything to meet our needs.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We dive with Aldora every time we come to Cozumel. We've been with several other dive ops on the island in the past, but now always choose Aldora. They have a number of groups, and work to put divers with similar skill and interests on the same boat. They also try to keep the same divemaster with the same group.
Almendra. our divemaster, dove with us every day, with the exception of a couple afternoon and evening dives. She was amazing at finding small critters. I was amazed that after years of diving in Cozumel, she showed us things we had never seen before. I didn't know there were nudibranchs in Cozumel! She found a number of painted elysia. She knew a perfect spot (I call it balcony seating) over the edge of the wall to view the eagle rays. And, she found the perfect spot to hang out with the bull sharks. Almendra is a great divemaster. She made sure we saw everything she found, even though we were lagging, taking pictures. Her delight and enthusiasm about the underwater world were obvious, and we had so much fun on each dive.

Aldora is committed to customer service. Memo (the co-owner) made sure we were happy, and even helped my husband arrange a massage. The office staff and the boat captains (thanks, Angel) were kind and helpful. We couldn't have imagined a more wonderful vacation. We can't wait to go back.
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