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

Aldora Divers/Hotel Plaza Cozumel: "Great Cozumel diving", Jan, 2016,

by Richard Bridges, NM, US ( 2 reports). Report 9292.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Aldora Divers were very accommodating and ran a smooth operation. We delivered our gear to them the night before our dive week began and they tended to it and had it on the boat every morning.

They try hard to put divers of similar interests and skills on the same boat. Their boats only take 6 persons, the guide and boat captain. They asked us where we wanted to dive, and as long as those places were safe for the conditions that is where we went. We dove a variety of places during the week and saw a lot of fish, coral and sites.

The diving was typical Cozumel diving, mostly good weather and conditions, but we lost a few days of diving due to wind and waves, from an El Norte.

We stayed at the Hotel Plaza Cozumel of our own choosing, it was not associated with Aldora.

The Plaza Cozumel is a simple, inexpensive, extremely conveniently located, family run hotel. It serves a full course hot breakfast each morning. The rooms are not fancy, but they are reasonably comfortable for the price, the AC works, the pool on the roof is great. The hotel management lives on the premises and are very helpful and caring.

All downtown restaurants and shops are close by (within a few blocks). If you want a fancy, luxury tourist experience DON'T stay here, if you want a nice, comfortable, inexpensive, locally run hotel then by all means stay here.
Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cayman Brac, Yucatan, Bonaire, Palau, Yap, Sea of Cotez, Key West, Cozumel
Closest Airport San Miguel/Cozumel Getting There Direct from US on American, Delta or United

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Everyone used Dive Computers, they requested 100' depth limit.
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 N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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