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Recommendation for Dive Accomodations?

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Recommendation for Dive Accomodations?

Any recommendation for a small place with dive shop on site or very close by? We are considering CaribBlu, LaFontan, Villa Aldora, or Villablanca.

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Villa Aldora
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1. Re: Recommendation for Dive Accomodations?

I use Aldora as my dive group. If you dive with them, their location is location is north of town and I like diving with them as they permit you a certain amount of freedom during your dive. Villa Aldora accomodations are clean but not fancy. They are also tied into Fontan to a certain extent, but I am not sure the relationship is.

If you search the hotels, you should find a couple of reviews.

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2. Re: Recommendation for Dive Accomodations?

You've already narrowed it down to 4 good options so it sounds like you've done research already. I'd say you can't go wrong with any of these. Much will depend on the type of group you like to dive with and price. Aldora caters well to advanced divers, but Blue Angel at the Caribe Blu is a very solid outfit as well and they offer some nice deals.

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3. Re: Recommendation for Dive Accomodations?

Don't tell anyone but you do not have to have a hotel with an in-house dive shop.

IN general, if you are in town you can use a dive op that leaves from any of the in town piers. This includes Aldora, Aqua Safari, Blue ExtaSea and whoever else uses the "Aldora" pier. You could stay at the Bahia, Casa Mexicana, Vista del Mar, Colonial, or budget places like Mary Carmen or Pepita and just walk to the dive pier.

If you stay south of town many dive ops will pick up if the hotel has a pier. There are exceptions. I have never seen Aldora pick up at Scuba Club Cozumel. Maybe never at Caribe Blu either but I could be wrong.

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