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

Aldora Divers: "Aldora, another amazing experience", Oct, 2015,

by pec Indman, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8524.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments One of the things I love most about Cozumel is Aldora Divers. I found them 15 years ago on Undercurrents. I trusted them to certify my daughters at then at ages 12 and 10, do first ocean dives with my brother and sister-in-law and kids (ages 12 and 10), and a friend in Jan 2015. This trip Oct 2015 they certified a friend's family with 2 adult daughters, and did a resort course with a fearful 22 year old. I trust these folks!!! They are so patient, reassuring, and encouraging. Alemendra, our dive master, has become a special friend over the years. She took the nervous new divers by the hand underwater, had them look into her eyes, and was able to get them relax and enjoy. Memo, the shop owner, made sure to see us when we checked into the shop, and check in with us on the surface intervals to make sure we were happy. They were able to be extremely flexible with our schedules.

Many of the boat crew has been with Aldora for many years. They are a fun group, extremely helpful and attentive to our every need. This is indeed valet diving! Every day the question was "where would you like to go?" Swim throughs, reef creatures, it was always our choice. Dives were usually 70 minutes long, depending upon air. DM's carry long hoses, so the person with the least air can share to extend the dive.

I will only dive with Aldora when I'm in Cozumel. They have become family.
Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Fiji, Roatan
Closest Airport CMX Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 84-87°F / 29-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70-80 Ft/ 21-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Let the dive master know at 1000 PSI. We always did 3-5 min safety stops. Usually came up with 500 PSI
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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Aldora knows I have a camera rig. The larger boats all have nice large tanks for the cameras. The smaller boats have smaller buckets. The boat crew always handed me the camera once I was in the water.
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