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

Aldora/Villa Aldora, Dec, 2005,

by Pec Indman, CA, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 2680.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our third trip with aldora. It was several months after the island was hit by hurricanes Emily and Wilma. The Reef Club where we usually go was closed, so we stayed at Aldora Diver's Villa Aldora. Normally boat pick up is at the villa, but the hurricane took out the pier. They took us by van to the boat. It was a nice change to stay close to town. Kay and Greg, the resident hosts were incredibly helpful, friendly, and did everything under the sun to make the stay wonderful. The villa is comfortable, has working phones and wireless internet. At the last minute my husband was unable to come, so it was me and my two girls, ages 17 and 11. My younger diver is limited to 40 ft because of her age- no problem. Most of the time it was the three of us and our personal dive master. They would take us to whatever dive site we wanted, even when we kept requesting Yucab. They accomdated our every whim and desire. We look forward to our next visit with Aldora. They've become part of our family.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Roatan, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas currents
Water Temp 0-0°F / -18--18°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Because my one of my daughters was 11, we dove to 40 max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 Camera rinse bucket when we asked
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