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

Aldora Divers/Aldora Villa, Feb, 2013,

by GERALD WILLISON, NJ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7237.

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 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I am a big fan of Aldora. 120 cubic foot steel cylinders meant lots of bottom time. Groups were small - 4-6 divers, and grouped by ability, air consumption, and interests. Boats were comfortable and fast. Parkas to wear between dives were a nice touch. Dive guides were very good. Aldora has boats on the east side so can still dive when El Norte blows - a huge plus in my opinion since you don't want to miss a day or more of diving after making it all the way to a tropical destination. I stayed at the Aldora Villa, which was very nice. They were very helpful - took us shopping at the supermarket whenever needed, helped with restaurants, etc. Rooms were nice - for divers. You don't have to stay at the Aldora Villa to diver with Aldora.
Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Roatan, Cayman, Bahamas, Jersey Shore
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-99 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Needed to stay w/ guide as with most Cozumel operations due to drift diving and large number of boats in most areas.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Subject matter was fantastic. Plentiful and diverse. As far as photography, no camera rinse bucket on boat - need to bring your own fresh water jug - and rinse barrel on shore was frequently contaminated by wetsuits, etc. Dive staff was very helpful with camera equipment and helpful in finding suitable subjects.
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