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Carey Dive Center

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Address: Calle Matamoros # 13-A, Isla Mujeres 77440, Mexico
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+52 998 877 0763
08:00 - 17:00
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Carey Dive Center PADI Dive Resort #23814 is one of the most...

Carey Dive Center PADI Dive Resort #23814 is one of the most well-established and experienced dive shops on the island. We specialize in PADI diving courses, families, groups and private trips. We not only offer diving, but also snorkeling, fishing, whale shark tours and cenote excursions. Gilberto Pat Hoil is the PADI scuba dive instructor and owner at Carey Dive Center. He has been awarded by PADI for 20 years of outstanding service. He is one of the most experienced scuba dive instructors in Isla Mujeres.

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A great dive center on the Island

Everyone at the shop is professional and helpful. They will tailor your dives to meet your skill level.I have used them for many years and never been disappointed. Last week we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone at the shop is professional and helpful. They will tailor your dives to meet your skill level.I have used them for many years and never been disappointed. Last week we had a great dive on the east side of the island and saw several large sea turtles, barracuda, large Angel fish and beautiful reefs and fans. A short 50... More 

Thank ClarkGriswold099
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After scuba diving (6x mornings) with Gilberto and hus team last summer, this time, we booked a 4 person snorkel trip to el Farito with Carey. We had the boat to ourselves and my sister and husband who weren't very familiar with snorkeling felt safe and well assisted and also had a great time. We can only recommend this dive... More 

Thank Peter W
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contacted Gilbert several weeks before a vacation to the island asking details about getting my kids certified in SCUBA. He was very helpful each time I called with questions and was always very professional. My kids are 13, 16 and 18. Gilbert runs a great dive shop and was again very helpful and professional with accommodations throughout our time... More 

Thank mwnate
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four including two teenage boys certified with Carey Dive Center. The staff was professional, safe, attentive, and fun. We will definitely return here again if we get back to Isla Mujeres and absolutely recommend it to anyone traveling to Isla wanting to get certified to scuba dive or just dive.

Thank Lucy G
Kennewick, Washington
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Gilberto (owner), Rodolfo (Dive Master) and Abierto (Boat pilot) all did a great job in planning, preparing, and executing the dives in a safe and secure fashion. It was clear that they really know the area and dive sites and not only that they want you to have a good experience but also that we dive ecologically friendly. Ex patriots... More 

Thank 196Linda
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the underwater museum. The instructor was really nice and a bit of fun. We were able to go for a dive in our small group of two which made us feel really safe. The museum is eerie but spectacular! Not much sea life around it though so the reef might be more exciting.

Thank LauraRundle
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

These guys are great, so accommodating! 3rd year diving with this center! Will dive again next time we are down there!

Thank John L
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fantastic experience going snorkeling with Carey Dive Shop! We toured the town to investigate most of the dive shops, and none seemed to prioritize snorkel tours - most other tours were at mid-day and in large groups. Carey Dive Shop was just the opposite - such personalized service, and they were very willing to arrange a tour at our preferred... More 

Thank lisaE1989JJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The people who work in this dive shop are all very nice. However, we did feel a bit rushed. We didn't have time to properly check our material and the refresher course we had was very short. I felt like my tank was not attached properly but when I mentioned this I didn't really get a reply. However, as soon... More 

Thank Evelien V
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I did a two tank dive with Carey divers. We were only tree people in the group and they were very effective, so we headed out really quickly which made us the first boat out in the morning. We went to MUSA and the Gardens, and saw stingrays, turtles and lobsters. I would recommend diving with these guys! The staff... More 

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