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a ‘disc jockey’ at the pool who thought he had to entertain everyone. He was asked a number of times to turn the music down and refrain from using the microphone so much but he ignored everyone. My 19-year-old son especially enjoyed unlimited alcoholic beverages at the three bars. Aqua World was only ok. They run a cattle boat operation and don’t deliver what they promise. Our divemaster, Jose Luis, was good and would like to dive with him again but with another outfit. We had a diverse group in experience and he did a good job. I asked for Nitrox several times that they said they would get, but each time they had an excuse why they couldn’t get it. We ran late on one dive, they had to get tanks from another boat, and ended up doing a night dive without lights. Aldora was excellent. Horascio was an excellent DM. He was teaching those who needed it, finding small things with his magnifying glass and inflating a surface sausage when we started to come up. 120s allowed us long bottom times. Fast small boats and surface time spent on the beach at Playa Sol. Third time at Cozumel and I think the fish life and reef are still great. The last day we toured the island via car. We were stopped by the gas station in town by a police officer. He wanted money or he would take our drivers license. We paid him. We learned that another member of our group had been stopped at the same place and had to give the police officer money. (Ph: 281-334- 3003; Fax 281-334-3103; e-mail: 102142.3237@compuserve.com)

Aldora Divers, Fiesta Inn, Decem- ber 1999, Deborah Hargy and Ed Malloy, Gladwyne, PA. Vis: 50-70 ft. Water: 80 degrees. Dive restrictions enforced: 130 ft. max. Fiesta Inn: Beautiful pool area, however hot tub not heated and pool water colder than ocean. Beach area ok, but no food/ drink. Rooms good, would have liked a refrigerator; clean. TV in Spanish except CNN. Aldora: the best dive operation, period. Small fast boats, max 6 dives. Plenty of air, guys; 120s @ 3500 psi. Ladies: 100s @ 3500 psi. They will adapt your reg to din or give you one. Knowledgeable captains and divemasters. Early am start puts you on the reef before the cattle boats scare the big stuff away. Air in tanks was good compared with another operation which needs better compres- sor maintenance. A couple at an all inclusive paid extra to come with us and avoid their prepaid operator. Only thing that needs improvement: More accommodating attitude regarding night dive schedules for those of us that fly in on a Wednesday and leave on a Thursday.

Aldora Divers, Fiesta Americana, January 2000, Ben Glick, Williamstown, MA. Vis: 75-150 ft. Water: 78-80 degrees. Dive restric- tions enforced: Follow guide, no depth limit. Fiesta Americana a good choice on package out of Boston. Food at resort mediocre but restau- rants in town were excellent. PRIMA had great Italian food. Aldora was wonderful to dive with. Found 1" baby flounder and 1/2” baby scorpion fish on night dive. I asked to see a splendid

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