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

Aldora Divers/Villa Eden: "Umpteenth Trip to Cozumel", Aug, 2015,

by Michael Traylor, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8346.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Villa Eden is a 5 bedroom house w/ pool 0n the channel south of San Miguel. Not cheap; cabs or rental car needed to get to town. It took two days to get the hot water on. Snorkeling possible there but not great. Kitchen adequate for cooking.
Aldora as usual has steel tanks for longer bottom times, Nitrox for $10/tank, and small boats-our largest group of divers was seven. We went to any sites requested and found the current way too strong at the north end out of the park but other nearby sites were easier, even saw a batfish there. The divemasters and boat operators are excellent and fun to be with-Allie even went to dinner w/ us. The reefs are in good shape and we saw fewer lionfish since our last visit about three years ago. The huge coral towers are like nowhere else in the Caribbean. It's all drift diving here.
The lobsters seem to be getting bigger.
Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Many Caribbean, Galapagos, Fiji, Costa Rica, Sea of Cortez, Maldives, Texas Flower Gardens, etc.
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There daily from Dallas, Houston, Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divemaster required all to complete safety stop together and surface as a group
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 2 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 There was sometimes no camera tank on the smaller boats.
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