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

Aldora Divers: "Aldora Divers & Villa Aldora", Oct, 2015,

by Warren Sprung, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 8525 has 2 Helpful votes.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments All good to be said about Aldora Divers and Villa Aldora, sister compaies. They handle/store/set-up gear every day for you. Nice touch. Boats have GOOD ladders and if you need, they will take your grear from you in the water. Divers of like experience are grouped together. There is one large boat for rough-sea days, but groups stay small and separate.

First dive is with 32%, 2nd with 36% nitrox (assuming you're certified).

Boats carry up to 6 pax and are covered. In case of rain (we had LOTS), they have warm fleece lined & hooded rain jackets. They were worth their weight in gold!

Rooms are great! They even take you to the grocery store to get you set up in your room. Taxis come by all the time for trips to town/restaurants/shops/etc...

Really a first class experience. I strained my back and they even arranged an in-home massage for me!

We flew from Houston Hobby (HOU) on Southwest Airlines inaugural flight to Cancun and were met at the airport by DISCOVERY MUNDO CAR SERVICE [ link] and driven to the ferry at Playa Del Carmen. The round-trip from D/M was $140.00 and first class service. The round-trip ferry is about $20/person. All easier than it sounds and turned out be be about $1,000 cheaper than messing with United.(Cancun Airport is a world-class facility)

Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Multi-Caribbean + 20 live-aboards around the world.
Our 33rd trip to Cozumel.
Closest Airport CZM or CUN Getting There Fly to Cancun on Southwest Airlines then take a shuttle or cab to Playa Del Carmen. Much cheaper than United + 2 free bags!

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay behind dive master. Surface as a group unless there's a reason not to. Very organized.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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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