You will find us at Calle 5 Sur #37
Quintana Roo Mexico
Watch Pete Bucknell diving with Aldora Divers
As you should know Aldora provides exceptionally long dives by using high capacity tanks (50% more air) and computer aided multi level dives. Indeed the average is over 1 hour 10 minutes per tank and that is about double what the cattle boat and mom and pop operators provide. In addition to all that time diving, you do it at only the best dive sites to the far south, and in small groups of similar divers. Most other shops have a surcharge for what Aldora does everyday. And we do a very good job of keeping experts and novices separated and in different boats-we can do that because we have 7 boats and we work very hard to determine what each diver's needs - used to be called personal service.
Then there is the consideration of dive quality. Cattle boats almost always have groups go down with 1 dive guide for every 8 people, frequently in a scene like being in a glass of water with an Alka Seltzer tablet.
Most of the small boat operators will take 8 divers per boat. It is our opinion that any more than 6 divers makes it unsafe, or at least uncomfortable, to do the wonderful swimthroughs that make Cozumel so special - with the 7th and 8th divers seeing little more than kicked up silt. At Aldora we limit dive group size to a maximum of 6, and there can be a big difference in the dive quality between an operator who has groups of 8 and those with 6. Our average load is 4 divers and we always, always make sure that all divers in the group have similar skills and interests. In that effort we are not perfect but we do a very good job and that way we can always take our divers to the very best dive sites commensurate with their skills. In addition, gas burn and time are never part of the site selection decision and it is our goal to have every diver enjoy the far south reefs as many times as possible.Read more.