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Dive Review of Aldora Divers in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Aldora Divers: "Aldora was great!", Jun, 2014,

by Michael Guerra, NY, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7988 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Aldora Villa was a wonderful, relaxing and supportive place to spend a week chilling out and diving. Brent was very kind and he not only helped us settle in but he also was available every morning prior to diving to help divers prepare and depart.

Many other reviewers have noted that the Villa provides most rooms with some sort of kitchen facility or refrigerator. It is great to be able to store food and beverages so you can eat or snack at any time if the urge hits. Otherwise the walk into town was great. It took us 15-20 minutes to walk but we love walking when on vacations so this became a welcome part of our day. We also enjoyed having juice and coffee in the room in the morning prior to diving.

Aldora Divers was very very very good. As noted by many others, they provide steel tanks and very generous fills. Oiur dives were all 70 minutes or longer. One of our dives exceeded 90 minutes. In fact, we were down so long, my wife was getting a little chilled. Each of the dive guides assigned to us was attentive and professional. They never had to look after more than 4-5 divers and on a few dives it would be the two of us with a guide. Aldora divers has explored dive sites in the North away from the more heavily trafficked sites. We spent one day Lion-fish hunting in the North and that was a really interesting and different diving experience for us. Afterwards, Aldora organized a lion-fish BBQ at a local restaurant in town. We had never tasted lion fish but we found it sweet and one of the tastiest fish we have ever eaten. To know that hunting and eating lion fish is an essential part of protecting reefs just made the meal tastier.

Anyone planning a trip to Cozume who wants to focus on diving and is less interested in the nightlife or the parties in town should consider giving Aldora a try. We are glad we stayed there and we will be back.
Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Socorro, Cocos, Belize, Bonaire, Sea of Cortez, Cozumel
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Easy flight

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76-81°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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