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

Aldora Divers/Fiesta Americana, Apr, 2006,

by Jorge More', IL, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 2405.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Diving: Aldora Divers takes care of your equipment, and you only have
to worry about your wet suit. They use 100cuft tanks, and this allows
very long dives. I regularly came up after 1 hour with a third of the
tank full. Temperature on these dives were about 75F. I was diving
with an old 5mm and a 3mm vest, and was fine. But I get cold easily.

I dove 3 days. Both divemasters, Mario and Luis were excellent. I
was last in Cozumel about 8 years ago, and the place has changed a
lot. The underground topography is dominated by sand, and it looks
like a Lunar landscape. But outstanding, relaxed diving. On one of
the dives we saw an unforgettable sight: An eagle ray diving into the
sand, getting a mouthful of clams and repeating the process several
times. This happened on Palancar Bricks; I highly recommend this

Hotel: We stayed at the Fiesta Americana. It is about $6 out of town,
so figure this on your cost. It is a very nice place, but it does not
have a beach. But it does have scuba diving facilities.

Food: We ate at La Perlita, La Choza, and La Mission. All of them were
excellent. In general the food improves as you get farther from the

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Australia, Bahamas, Key West, Galapagos, ...
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Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130ft max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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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