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

Aldora Divers/Fiesta Mexicana, Aug, 2010,

by Michael Traylor, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports). Report 5792.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Nowhere else this year.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divemaster insisted that the entire group surface together.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 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 Nobody in our group brought a camera.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The reefs and Aldora Divers were generally as good as we have experienced on past trips. Fiesta Mexicana had nice rooms, but is too far from San Miguel to allow cheap trips there for sightseeing and meals. Mult. cab rides get expensive! We saw many lionfish on each dive, which we did not see one year before. Our divemasters stopped frequently to kill them, slowing the whole group down.
A Caribbean-wide policy (fat chance) should be established for dealing with lionfish, since they are becoming a nuisance of huge proportions.
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