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

Aldora Divers/Villa Aldora: "Cozumel west-side southern reefs with Aldora Divers, July 2017", Jul, 2017,

by Numa Gottardi-Littell, IL, US ( 1 report). Report 9664.

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 N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Excellent operation with corresponding staff and facilities (inclusive for dive boats and equipment available for rental); use of steel 120 cylinders highly is appreciated; two-tank morning dives with early-AM boat pick-up at Villa Aldora pier and ca. one-hour surface interval at Palancar Beach, first dive typically 80-90ft range (e.g., Palancar Cuevones or Ladrillos) with second dive ca. 50ft (e.g., La Francesa or San Francisco Wall), all diving typically mild-moderate drift conditions; dove with 16yo son, who completed his OW certifying dives with Aldora Divers this trip (special thanks to certifying Instructor Adrienne); special thanks also to Divemasters Mario and Rich for expert guidance and assistance (I am visually impaired); strongly recommended this company and eponymous Villa (special thanks to Aldora Divers manager/administrator, Jorge as well Aldora Villa manager/administrator, Matt); for dining on the island, strongly recommend El Moro restaurant (Avenida 75bisN; cash-only).
Websites Aldora Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Chuck Lagoon (09/1998); Western Coral Sea and SS Yongala wreck (12/1999); Niihau HI (07/2010)
Closest Airport CZM (Cozumel, QRoo Méx) Getting There Chicago to Houston, connect Houston to Cozumel

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge
Water Temp 88-90°F / 31-32°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions no-deco limits; stay with guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 4 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 I am not a photographer.
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