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Dive Review of Aldora Divers in
Mexico (Western)/Cozumel

Aldora Divers: "'Adventure Dives' Worth the Trip to Cozumel", Nov, 2018,

by Michael Wood, WA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 10606 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Indonesia, Maldives, PNG, GBR, Philippines, Hawai'i
Closest Airport Cozumel Getting There Easy-peasy, but often more expensive vs. Cancun. But hassle of bus/ferry from Cancun adds 2-3 hours; Maya Air Cancun-Cozumel is an option, but they tend to ding you over $100 for scuba bag of 30-50 lbs.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Deep, long dives so you must monitor deco status; steel 120 cf nitrox tanks produce 80-90 min. dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No rinse tanks on boats for big camera rigs. Bucket for GoPros. No camera room at Villa Aldora. They handle cameras well. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I’ve dove Cozumel for 20 years because of its consistently good drift dives, it's cheap & easy to get to, its giant coral formations, swim-throughs, mini-walls, east-side diving during “Norte’s” (only dive shop offering), and the “Adventure Dive” way to the north in the blue only offered regularly by Aldora Divers.

First, the normal south end Cozumel stuff: The dive boat picks you up at Villa Aldora at 7:30am, or most piers along the way south (heard Iberostar won’t let you board off their pier; have to wade out to the boat). Takes 45 minutes to get to dive sites. I won’t go in to detail, but my favorite sites are: Columbia Deep (many fun swim-throughs), Palancar Caves, San Francisco and Tormentos. They are all drift dives, of course.

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