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Dive Review of Carlo Scuba in
Mexico (Western)

June, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Dean Roskosz, AZ, United States (1 report)
Report Number 4397
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii; Monterey, CA; San Carlos, Mexico; the lakes of Arizona.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, surge  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The owner, Thierry, led the dives.  The dives lasted as long as the divers'
rate of air consumption would permit.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
The diving around Zihuatanejo is not spectacular, but its not bad either. 
There was a surprising amount of hard coral at shallower depths.  We were
lucky to see a pair of Giant Manta Rays on one dive.  It is apparently rare
to see them.  We encountered green turtles, a number of tropical fish,
numerous small octopi, and seahorses.  The owner, Thierry, is a joy.  This
is low-key panga diving.  Thierry gives excellent briefings and has a very
relaxed, pleasant attitude.  He leads the dives while his captain follows
from above.  He caters the dives to the experience level of the divers. 
Thierry is very adept at finding and pointing out seahorses and other small

Thierry is the grandson of the person who started Carlo Scuba.  After the
dives he tends to offer up some beverages on the house.

Overall I enjoyed the experience very much.
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