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

Aldora Divers/Villa Aldora, Jul, 2013,

by Philip Moore, TX, US ( 2 reports). Report 7077.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars 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 $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I seldom use the word "excellent" in describing anything. This dive operation is the best on the island. There are some good operators here, but this is best outfit I've experienced, period. The boat captains and dive masters demonstrated a very high level of situational awareness. The office staff are knowledgable, helpful, and courteous. Memo and his staff are exemplary.

Now to the Villa Aldora. It dates back to the 1950s and is very well-maintained. That it has a unique and intimate ambience is an understatement. This place, managed by Brent and Debbie, while very relaxed, is very efficiently run. Often times, the return guests greet the help staff with an "embrazo a la familia." Many of the guests and divers are long-time returnees. Most have interesting stories. I can't wait to get back.
Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Bali, Fiji, Hawaii, Sea of Cortez, FL Keys, Vieques PR, San Croix, Cayman, Bonaire, Cozumel, Roatan-Utila.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 81-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
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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By philip nicozisisin FL, US at Aug 10, 2013 17:16 EST  
I'm going I. September, can't wait !
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