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Dive Review of Aldora Divers in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Aldora Divers: "Big Fish in Cozumel", Jan, 2016,

by Chris Moleski, QC, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 9246.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The tropical fish are among the largest that I have seen for their species and their variety is great.

Aldora is located in the tourist centre of San Miguel and easily accessible by 20 minute walk from our villa in the residential section.

We were diving two times per week on average and could call the dive shop the previous day and were accommodated with a place on board.

For photographers, this is drift diving, so shooting small critters is a special challenge as you have to get behind a coral head in the lee of the current - you do not have much time as you have to stay with the group.
Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Quebec, Ontario, Gulf of St. Lawrence, NE United States, Caribbean Sea, Red Sea, Liberia, West Africa
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There weekly flights from most major North American airports

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions It is required to stay within sight of the U/W dive guide because surfacing is done at the end of the drift dive in among other boat traffic. The guide has the necessary training and experience to do this safely and call the dive boat TO come and retrieve the divers
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 5 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There is no rinse water aboard the boat, nor a special place to store cameras on board. You have to be self-contained at your boat seat.
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