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

Aldora Divers/Hotel Cozumel & Resort, Sep, 2013,

by Bill Knoblauch, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 7149.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
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 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I love Aldora. This is only my second trip with them, had always been with Scuba Club Cozumel in my 30+ years of diving. Got signed up with some friends trip which included Aldora, and said "what the heck, why not try something new"? This trip, our maximum number of divers on the boats was four with one dive guide. Our shortest dive was a little over one hour. They use 120 steel tanks which give longer dive times. A couple dives we had an intern to Aldora dive with us, he was hunting the Lion Fish, which they are killing. This trip I saw more Lion Fish than I've ever seen before--sad, even though they are beautiful. Aldora requires everyone to use a dive computer, and if you don't have one, they will loan you one--for free! Two tank dives cost $89, but they give you a 10% discount for cash payment.

Hotel Cozumel & Resort is a nice hotel. Service was excellent. Food was pretty good, but they do need more choices of vegetables during dinner.
Websites Aldora Divers   Hotel Cozumel & Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Philippines, Malaysia, Moorea, California Coast, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Wanted us to do a safety stop at 500 psi
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 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They have a water bucket to put the cameras in, staff was always ready to help with the cameras.
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